Park Entrance Fees, Rental Fees, Camping Fees

PaddleboardersEntrance fees for all parks are $10 per vehicle per day or $30 for an annual pass (valid January - December). Watercraft rental equipment at Homestead Parklands and Glen Hills park is $10 per hour with a 2-hour initial max (Please see individual park pages for information on available watercraft rental). Camping is $30 per night for an electric site and $25 per night for a non-electric site. Shelters and Campsites may be reserved by visiting our parks reservations page.

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 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 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.

Annual Park Passes

Annual park passes (valid January - December) are available for purchase at the following locations:

  • Online
  • 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
  • Self-registration boxes located throughout the parks

*daily park passes ($10) may be purchased at the park

2023 St. Croix County 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 2023 Annual Park Pass? Whether it’s a soaring eagle or the beautiful landscape, send us your favorite St. Croix County Park photo. The winner will receive a FREE 2023 ANNUAL PARK PASS! Click here for rules and information

St. Croix County Park Fee Violation Payments

If you receive a Park Fee Violation Notice at any county-owned property, you may to pay for a park/boat launch pass and the Violation fee using a credit card online.  

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.

Outdoor Recreation 

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.

Pet Policy

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.

Outreach & Media

Thank you to Get Out and Try - St. Croix Valley for inviting Dennis and Ryan from St. Croix County Parks on the podcast to talk about all thing’s parks! It was a great conversation about all that St. Croix County Parks has to offer, including lesser-known properties and plans for future development. Listen to Part I and II below.

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