Interstate State Park is Wisconsin’s oldest state park. Located along the picturesque St. Croix National Scenic Riverway, the park provides scenic views of the river and the steep-sided gorge known as the Dalles of the St. Croix. The Ice Age Interpretive Center features a film, photographs, murals, and information about the great glaciers.
This cache will bring you near a small lake inside the park. There is a great nature trail that goes around the lake, a nice beach, and several places to fish. There are also some buildings and remnants of days gone by that were once the work of the Civilian Conservation Corps, which did a lot of work here in the 1930's. A nice sized cache awaits with room for trackables and trade items. Have fun!
The northern tier of the Badger state is largely within a boreal forest biome. Coniferous trees dominate this landscape, and with good reason. This is a cold region with long winters and lots of snow. Conifers are adapted to shed that snow with their evergreen needle leaves. Their waxy branches retain moisture. Wildlife that might be seen here are Timber Wolves, Black Bears, Porcupines and maybe even a Moose or two. Many of the warblers migrate to this region to nest. Lake Superior’s cold water certainly has a big influence on the climate you’ll discover here…refreshing in the summer, invigorating in the winter.
WISCONSIN GEOCACHING ASSOCIATION
The Wisconsin Geocaching Association (WGA) is a group of geocachers dedicated to promoting and protecting geocaching within the state of Wisconsin. The WGA organizes geocaching events, works with land owners/managers on geocaching policies, educates the public at large about geocaching, and facilitates communication between WGA members. To learn more about the WGA visit: www.wi-geocaching.com
2013 kicks off the beginning of the Wisconsin Geocaching Association State Parks series. It is our goal to place a geocache in every state park in the state of Wisconsin so watch out for more in this series that encourages geocachers to explore the natural resources in this beautiful state of ours.
The Geocache Notification Form has been submitted to the park manager at Interstate State Park. Geocaches placed on Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources managed lands require permission by means of a notification form. Please print out a paper copy of the notification form, fill in all required information, then submit it to the land manager. The DNR Notification form and land manager information can be obtained at the Wisconsin DNR website.
This a WGA STATE PARK SERIES geocache: