On the Minnesota-Wisconsin border, you'll find two separate state parks on either side of the St. Croix River, both of which share the name Interstate State Park. The park on the Minnesota side of the border covers 293 acres and protects a truly unique and diverse landscape. Better yet, it also offers a pet-friendly campground where you can enjoy a relaxing vacation with your four-legged family member.
Boasting cliffs of ancient lava and geological wonders known as glacial potholes, Interstate State Park is home to some memorable natural scenery. It also promises impressive river views and excellent fishing -- plus, it's a popular canoeing spot for those visitors keen to get out on the water.
Adventure junkies can try their hand at some challenging rock climbing sites (permit required) or tackle the river's rapids, but those who like to enjoy life at a more relaxed pace can simply sit back and take in the views. The St. Croix River Valley is particularly beautiful in fall, when vibrant hues of red, gold and orange paint the landscape into a very pretty picture.
If you're staying the night, the park's 37-site campground can accommodate tents and RVs. A one-day entry permit to the park costs $7, while you'll need to review the camping fees that apply before reserving a site.
Happily, pets are more than welcome to join you in the campground, but you will need to keep your pooch on a leash of six feet or shorter at all times. As always, you'll also need to make sure to clean up after your dog whenever necessary.
Apart from that, all that's left to do is explore this beautiful state park. There's a whole heap for you and your canine pal to experience and enjoy, and once you've seen it all, you can always extend your holiday by popping over the border to Wisconsin and exploring the neighboring park of the same name.