This site 37, is in a great park but really lacks the details that make for a great campsite. It is completely open, has no privacy as it’s between the entrance and the showers. It is great if you like having that closeness to the bathroom but it feels like it’s just a spot of land they needed to make use of. You also have the RV dumpsite on the other side of you and the garbage dumpsters. Smelled fine while we were there but in the heat of Summer, who knows.
This group site #3 has the most beautiful tall pines on it. It has a soft pine floor great for sleeping but you could also hang your hammocks in this majestic site. Nearby are vault toilets or a little bit farther and there are showers. A water spigot is also close by. The river is near and you can see it but another group camp site is in the way. The sites are close so there is no privacy from the other groups. A risk if you’re doing family camp and your neighbors are on a weekend bender…
There are several campsites on and off the river but this one, campsite 21, has a lovely location that is directly on the river. Easy to access it even has a little beach to launch a kayak or fish from. This site has a raised tent pad but also space for another tent off the pad or your RV. This park is great for families as it has lots of rocks to climb and explore and the potholes are a wonder all ages enjoy.
Group campsite one is a lovely open site right on the St Croix River. This is a walk in site but fairly close to the parking area. Plenty of grassy space to play and set up several tents. If the 5 group sites it is probably the farthest from the vault toilets but still not that far away. The sites are all right next to each other so there is no privacy and no guarantees another group won’t disturb your group at night or vice versa. The park is not very large but what it offers is lovely. In the river side you’ll enjoy rocky trails and the famous potholes and in the hill side you’ll enjoy views from way up high.
The campground here is small (37 sites) but nicely situated along the St Croix River. It is also near Route 8 so you will hear road noise. Electric sites on inside of the loop; non with river view. Nice clean restrooms but the over the sink mirrors are for giants! (There is a full length one.) Not sure why they were placed so high! River Trail is nice and the potholes area fun to explore. Camp clubhouse with a stone fireplace and stocked with games and books was a nice addition.
This park has very nice hiking trails and the interpretive center has a nice video on glaciers. We camped along the river in a very spacious rv site. The only downfall is that the bathroom facilities were very dirty. I did report this to the office when checking out. We brought a 7 year old grandson and hiked many trails. The swimming area was closed because of E. coli from the many geese that were there.
This is a beautiful spot just an hour outside of the cities. I showed up right at four as they were closing, and the staff still assisted me in obtaining my campsite and parking pass. There are trails right next to the campsite and its right along the river. The trails also lead to the glacial potholes. Wonderful getaway, will come back again.
ONLY caveat is there wasn't a good spot to hang my hammock at my site, so make sure if you are hammocking to choose a site with tree coverage.
Interstate State Park is unrated due to being so close to Taylor Falls. Interstate is a less busy alternative but close enough to enjoy what Taylor falls has to offer. The sites are open and not too wooded but clean facilities.
The beautiful state park is along the St Croix National Scenic River. The expansive property offers walk -in campsites, hiking, canoeing, kayaking, picnicking, a swimming beach at an inland lake, river boat rides, rock climbing and more.
Having grown up in Wisconsin I would visit the St Croix Falls side frequently. Swimming and hiking the bluff many an afternoon. Now that I live in Minnesota, I find myself frequenting the Taylors Falls side. Here you have the amazing "Pot Holes" from glacial waters and some pretty spectacular rock climbing. My son does that, I belay and cringe from the bottom! No papers need to be shown when crossing the border and a visit to either side of the beautiful St Croix River is well worth the trip! Not far from the MN side is a lovely sculpture park in Franconia - check it out should you find yourself in this part of the state - both are well worth the visit and the sculpture park is FREE!