Birding & Wildlife Viewing

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Wildlife Viewing

Six County Parks, seven Wildlife Areas, and two State Parks reside here, including Wisconsin's oldest State Park—Interstate Park. Opportunities to view nature are plentiful in Polk County; the St. Croix National Scenic Riverway extends for more than 250 miles, offering stunning views of Polk County's unusual glacial formations. There are a variety of habitats throughout the County for a good mix of birds and wildlife viewing. 

Popular wildlife to view include: 
  • Bald Eagle
  • Great Blue Heron
  • Ruffed Grouse
  • Osprey
  • Sandhill Crane
  • Trumpeter Swan