Interstate State Park - Minnesota - Spring
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With the warm temperatures and rain last week, another visit to Interstate was due. It was supposed to be warm and sunny, but instead it was sort of warm and cloudy. The snow was mostly gone from the park and the river level had risen. It felt so good to be outside and we had the park almost to ourselves. We stopped to do the geocache first, since the snow was too deep in January. We drove to the boat tour place to look at the water. I don't like water much, especially this fast, muddy, churning river. I stayed back - just in case the dam let loose and flooded the whole area. The river was flowing at a pretty good clip, but it was still ice dammed in a couple spots.
My friend and I walked around the rocks and just sat enjoying the view.
After the potholes we decided it was time to eat lunch, so we walked up to the little cafe across the street. It was called the Chisago House and had really good food for very reasonable prices. This area gets very touristy in summer, so I imagine this cafe does quite well. I also looked up at the DNR website and noticed there will be construction in the park on the potholes area and parking this summer, but they hope to have it mostly open on weekends. So good luck if you try to visit!