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St. Croix State Park

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Where to go: Take a drive down the entrance road and take a right 12 miles to Head of the Rapids for picture perfect colors.

What you'll see: Big bluestem grasses make an amber sea near the park headquarters. Many smaller trees are turning brilliant colors. Larger oaks and aspen trees give a beautiful green contrast to complete the color palette.

Also of interest: Come along for a sunset fall colors guided canoe trip, this Saturday, September 27th at 5 p.m. See the park events calendar for details.

Last updated: September 25, 2014 

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Getting there

30065 St. Croix Park Road
Hinckley, MN 55037

The park is located 15 miles east of Hinckley on State Highway 48, then 5 miles south on County Road 22.


Phone: 320-384-6591

Email: stcroix.statepark@state.mn.us

Best time to contact the park:

Weekdays, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.