Homestead Parklands

Homestead Park 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.

Facilities

  • Fishing Access, Some Designed for Handicapped Anglers
  • Picnic Areas
  • Playground
  • Scuba-Diving
  • Swimming Beach
  • Trails for Hiking and Cross-Country Skiing
  • Watercraft Rentals $8.00 Per Hour (Canoes, Paddleboats, Kayaks, Paddleboards)

Education and interpretive facilities may be provided at the Visitor Center, as well as in key locations throughout the park. Don't forget to take a walk on our bookworm trail!

Bookworm Trail Brochure

Bookworm Trail (PDF) is a community supported literacy and "no child left inside project". New research by the British Journal of Sports Medicine reports that children do better on cognitive tests after spending time in nature. (NRPA. April 2013 The "soft fascination" of nature).