The St Croix County Parks System consists of over 1,500 acres of greenspace for residents and visitors to enjoy. The park system consists of 10 full-service county parks, 2 forests, and 2 smaller properties. Within the parks there are 103 overnight campsites; 4 boat landings, 1 kayak/canoe landing, 3 beaches, numerous off-road trails, a nature viewing boardwalk, and more. There is truly something for everyone.
Annual Park Passes
Annual park passes (valid January - December) are available for purchase at the following locations:
- Community Development Department - St. Croix County Government Center (Hudson)
- Community Development Department - St. Croix County Ag Center (Baldwin)
- Glen Hills Park & Homestead Parklands entrance buildings
- Mobile Pay QR code signs located throughout the parks
- Self-registration boxes located at the Homestead Parklands entrance building, the Blue Star Memorial Trailhead on the Loop Trail, and Glen Hills Park main entrance.
*daily park passes ($10) may be purchased at the park
To make a camping reservation at Glen Hills Campground visit our parks reservations page. Group campsites, RV sites, tent sites, and camper cabins are available.
Would you like to hold an event at a St. Croix County Park? Please contact one of the park managers and fill out this Special Event Application and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are a vendor or food truck and wish to set up at one of our parks please contact the park office and fill out this Commercial Use Application and email it to email@example.com. If you are a non-profit that wishes to hold an event please fill out this Non-Profit Event Application and email it to us.
Take a "virtual tour" of St. Croix County, with a stop at each county park, by using our new and improved Explore St. Croix County Parks story map.
St. Croix County Park Fee Violation Payments
If you receive a Park Fee Violation Notice at any county-owned property, you may pay for a park/boat launch pass and the Violation fee using a credit card online.
2024 Annual Park Pass Photo Contest
Do you love to take photos at St. Croix County Parks? Would you like to have your photo on the 2024 Annual Park Pass? Whether it’s a soaring eagle or a beautiful landscape, send us your favorite St. Croix County Park photo. The winner will receive a FREE 2024 ANNUAL PARK PASS! Click here for rules and information
St. Croix County Hunting Plan
The St Croix County Hunting Plan allows hunters to make informed decisions about upcoming seasons and hunting areas in county parks. The Hunting Plan provides current season information.
The St. Croix County Outdoor Recreation Plan serves as a guide to the development of parks and outdoor recreation facilities and is updated every five years. There is a need to provide for increasing recreational demand while at the same time improving quality of life, enhancing property values, and protecting natural resources for future generations.
Pets are allowed in county parks as long as they are on a leash less than 8’ long at all times per the Parks Ordinance Ch. 30. Pets are not allowed on the beaches or swimming areas and they must be picked up after.