Active Communities

 

Part of Polk United’s mission is to serve as a resource for the community. We can connect you with the resources you need to make safe and healthy decisions. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, don’t hesitate to contact us.

There are lots of recreational opportunities in Polk County. Trails, parks, fitness facilities and basically anywhere you could be physically active are all listed. Explore it see what you can do in your own community.

Recreational Map Viewer: This online interactive map application allows users to discover where public and private recreational amenities are located along with associated information, maps, and images. Note: Click on map features for more information.

Trails for Hiking and/or Biking

Amery School Environmental Education Area
Stower Seven Lakes Trail – Amery to Dresser
Apple River County Park – north of Amery
Atlas County Park – near Atlas on Co. Rd. B
Cattail Trail – Amery, motorized allowed
Clear Lake-Clayton Trail – motorized allowed
Community Fitness Trail – links to the Ice Age Trail – St. Croix Falls School Grounds
Coon Lake and Trade River Trails – Frederic
D.D. Kennedy Environmental Area – blacktop trail south of Hwy 8 on Kennedy Mills Ave.
Doctor John Simenstad Trail – Osceola
Gandy Dancer Trail – through St. Croix Falls, Centuria, Milltown, Luck, Frederic, Lewis
Garfield Recreation Area – south of Hwy 8 on 120th Avenue
Governor Knowles State Forest – northwest part of county along the St. Croix River
Ice Age Trail – St. Croix Falls to Centuria where it joins the Gandy Dancer, near Frederic the Ice Age turns east and goes through Straight Lake State Park
Indianhead Flowage Trail – north of Lions Park in St. Croix Falls
Interlink Trail – blacktop trail connects Interstate Park to Gandy Dancer and downtown St. Croix Falls
Interstate Park Trails – (12 total) St. Croix Falls
Lotus Lake County Park – southeast of Dresser
Ridge View Trail – south of St. Croix Falls, take Hwy 35 south to Co. Rd. S
Riegel Park – St. Croix Falls
Rock and Dry Creek Trails – northeast of SCF, take Hwy 35 north to 140th Ave. east
Somers Lake Trail – northeast of Frederic on Co. Rd. I
Standing Cedars – south of Osceola
Straight Lake State Park – east of Luck on Hwy 48
Unity School Project Nature Trail – Balsam Lake School Grounds
Wilderness Walkway – Dresser
Wilkie Glen and Osceola Bluff Trail – Osceola
York Park Trail – north of Amery

Golf Courses

Amery – 18 holes
Balsam Lake – Five Flags – 9 holes
Clear Lake – 9 holes
Frederic – 18 holes
Luck Municipal – 18 holes
Osceola – Krooked Kreek – 18 holes
St. Croix Falls – St. Croix Valley – 9 holes
DISC GOLF – 9 hole North Park in Amery

Skateboard Parks

Amery – North Park
Balsam Lake – Pine Park
St. Croix Falls – across from the City Hall
Milltown- next to community center
Coming soon…Frederic, Osceola

Canoeing and Kayaking

Cannon Portage at Amery Dam
The Apple River and St. Croix River have canoe and kayak rentals along their banks.
Over 400 lakes in Polk County!

Ball Parks

Amery – ball field, basketball (North Park), volleyball (by beach)
Atlas County Park – ball field
Balsam Lake – ball field, basketball (Municipal Park)
Centuria – ball field (Pomeroy Schnell Ball Park), basketball (South Park), volleyball (Gandy Dancer Rest Area)
Clayton – ball field (near school)
Clear Lake – ball field (Clear Lake Park)
Dresser – basketball (Memorial Park), volleyball (Thye Memorial Park)
Frederic – ball field, basketball, volleyball (Coon Lake Park West)
Luck – ball field (South Shore Dr.), basketball (Fort Luck Park)
Milltown – ball field, basketball, volleyball (Mellgren Ball Park)
Osceola – ball field (Oakey Park)
Most school grounds

Tennis Courts

Amery – North Park, by beach, at school
Balsam Lake – Municipal Park, at school
Clayton – near school
Dresser – behind elementary school
Luck – at school
Milltown – Mellgren Ball Park
Osceola – behind high school
St Croix Falls – near football field

Public Beaches

Amery Public Beach – South Twin Lake
Balsam Lake Public Beach
Clayton Public Beach – Lake Magnor
Clear Lake Park Beach
Luck Public Beach – Big Butternut Lake
Milltown – Half Moon Beach – Half Moon Lake
St. Croix Falls – Interstate Park Beach – Lake O’ the Dalles

Swimming Pools

Amery – Small Resistance Pool at “A Touch of Life Family Fitness Center” and “ARMC Fitness Center”
Balsam Lake – Unity School District Indoor Pool
Clear Lake Fitness Center Indoor Pool
Luck Country Inn Indoor Pool
Osceola School District Indoor Pool
St. Croix Falls – Indoor Pool at “Dalles House” and “Holiday Inn”

Health Clubs/Weight Rooms

Amery – Snap Fitness, A Touch of Life Family Fitness Center, Amery Regional Medical Center Fitness Center, Senior Center
Clear Lake – Clear Lake Fitness Center, Conscious Living Arts (yoga – Clear Lake Community Center)
Frederic – Curves
Milltown – Snap Fitness, Truhlsen Chiropractic
Osceola – Snap Fitness, Wild River Fitness Center, Foundations of Health
St. Croix Falls – Snap Fitness, Anytime Fitness, Holiday Inn

Downhill Skiing/Snowboarding

Dresser – Trollhaugen

Sledding/Snow Tubing

Amery – Golf Course
Dresser – Trollhaugen
Luck – Golf Course
Osceola – Oakey Park

Cross County Skiing

Balsam Branch Cross-Country Ski Trails – lighted trail, south of Hwy 8 on 120th Avenue
Coon Lake and Trade River Trails – Frederic
Interstate Park Trails – (6 total) St Croix Falls
Luck Cross Country Ski Trail
Ridge View Trail – south of St. Croix Falls, take Hwy 35 south to Co. Rd. S
Rock and Dry Creek Trails – northeast of SCF, take Hwy 35 north to 140th Ave. east
Standing Cedars – south of Osceola
Trollhaugen Trails – Dresser

Snowshoeing

Coon Lake Trail – Frederic
Interstate Park Trails – (6 total) St. Croix Falls
Luck Cross Country Ski Trail
Ridge View Trail – south of St. Croix Falls, take Hwy 35 south to Co. Rd. S
Rock and Dry Creek Trails – northeast of SCF, take Hwy 35 north to 140th Ave. east
Somers Lake Trail – northeast of Frederic
Standing Cedars – south of Osceola
Wilkie Glen and Osceola Bluff Trail – Osceola

Ice Skating/Hockey

Amery Ice Arena and Rink
Balsam Lake – on Balsam Lake by beach
Clear Lake Rink – elementary school
Dresser Rink – elementary school
Frederic Rink – elementary school
Luck Hockey Rink
Osceola Rink – Oakey Park
St. Croix Falls Hockey Rink – by Fair Grounds
St. Croix Falls Rink – White Pine Park