The Gorgeous Natural Oasis In Wisconsin That You Can Only Visit On Foot

Way up in the northwest corner of the state, about 90 minutes from Eau Claire and Minneapolis, is Wisconsin’s newest state park. Straight Lake State Park is about 12 miles north of St. Croix Falls and is adjacent to a state natural area, meaning there are nearly 4,000 acres of pristine land just waiting to be explored.

But the best part about Straight Lake State Park is how well the state has worked to keep it pristine. It is open to foot traffic only. Boats are allowed on the many lakes and ponds, but only the boats that you can carry in yourself.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:

Picture perfect hike, 2 seconds later the beagle was in the water. #cabin #endofsummer #10000steps

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Did some kayaking today. ?

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This park is a true gem of the Wisconsin state park system and one you have to put on your list to visit soon.

Looking for more state parks? Check out 11 Underrated Wisconsin Parks That Will Bring Out The Adventurer In You.