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 PhotoHours

May 1 - Labor Day

  • 8 am - 9 pm

Labor Day - October 1

  • 8 am - 8 pm

October 1 - 31

  • 8 am - 7 pm

November 1 - April 30

  • Closed to vehicle access. Open to walk-ins. 


  • Fishing Pier
  • Accessible Fishing
  • Picnic Areas (Reserve a shelter)
  • Playground
  • Scuba-Diving
  • Swimming Beach
  • Trails for Hiking and Cross-Country Skiing
  • Watercraft Rentals $10 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!

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".