Parks & Trails

Please Visit! - Brochure
To reserve a Campsite click APPLE RIVER CAMPGROUND or purchase a STATE TRAIL PASS.

The Polk County Department of Parks & Trails would like to invite you to visit any of the county operated boat landings, dams, forests, parks, and trails. All our parks are peaceful and scenic with four park shelters and one education building available to rent, one with primitive camping, and eight operated boat landings. The parks are by water with fishing accessibility and playgrounds. We offer 400 plus miles of snowmobile trails, 31 miles of ATV/UTV trails, 40 miles of bicycling trails, 25 miles of cross country skiing trails, and a 2 mile snowshoe trail. Stop by and visit our many other recreation amenities in Polk County.


To develop, maintain and preserve our park, lake access, and trail systems that will meet the needs of our citizens and future generations; preserve and protect the county’s open space, water, historical, natural and economic resources and provide recreation and tourism opportunities that are designed to enhance Polk County residents’ quality of life.


Boat Landings
The Polk County Department of Parks & Trails also manages eight public boat landings. For more information, click HERE

Polk County Code of Ordinances
Ch. 26 - Parks and Recreation

Interactive Map Application
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This Polk County interactive map application allows users to discover where public and private recreational amenities are located along with associated information, maps, and aerial images.

Staff Directory

Public Works Director
Rod Polk
(715) 485-9278

Office Hours:
M-F, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

Division of Public Works
Department of Parks & Trails

Polk County Government Center
100 Polk County Plaza, Suite 10
Balsam Lake, WI 54810

Tourism Information

Polk County Information Center
710 Highway 35 S
Saint Croix Falls, WI 54024
Phone: (715) 483-1410

Travel Wisconsin
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Related Trail Links
Polk County Snowmobile & ATV Council Information


Friends of Stower Seven Lakes State Trail
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Related Park Links
LogoWIDNR Department of Natural Resources
Interstate State Park
851 Highway 35 S
Saint Croix Falls, Wisconsin
Straight Lake State Park
2700 120th St
Luck, Wisconsin
National Park Service
National Scenic Riverway
401 N Hamilton St
Saint Croix Falls, Wisconsin