Homestead Parklands

Homestead Parklands SignHomestead Parklands is located in Northwestern St. Croix County, approximately 9 miles north of Hudson and five miles south of Somerset. Homestead Park is situated around the northern half of Perch Lake, right off Perch Lake Road Perch Lake is the central feature of the park. The lake reaches 90 feet deep in some areas. The land area includes steep slopes covered by oak woodlands and pine plantations.



  • Homestead Parklands Photo8 am - Dusk


  • Fishing Pier
  • Accessible Fishing
  • Picnic Areas (Reserve a shelter)
  • Playground
  • Scuba-Diving
  • Swimming Beach
  • Trails for Hiking and Cross-Country Skiing
  • Watercraft Rentals (Canoes, Paddleboats, Kayaks, Paddleboards)

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
  • Mobile Pay signs located throughout the park
  • Self-registration box at the main entrance building

*daily park passes may be purchased by using the Mobile Pay signs throughout the park.

Winter Activities

  • Ice Fishing
  • Skating on Perch Lake
  • Sledding
  • Snowshoeing
  • Cross-Country Skiing (trails are not groomed and skiers will need to break their own trails)

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.

Map of Homestead Parklands

Map of Homestead Parklands (PDF)

Bookworm Trail 

Bookworm Trail (PDF) is a community-supported literacy and "no child left inside project".