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Wild River State Park

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Where to go: The overlook at the Visitor Center always provides a breathtaking view of the St. Croix River valley. You may also want to stop at the observation deck to enjoy Amador Prairie and the grasses and flowers of the prairie.

What you'll see: The prairie flowers are in bloom as the reds of big bluestem and Indian grass fill the prairie with color. Leaves are still green throughout the park.

Also of interest: Stop up at our Trail Center to see monarchs on the blazing star flowers. Better yet, join us for monarch tagging Saturday morning at the trail center at 11 am.

Last updated: September 2, 2015 

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Getting there

39797 Park Trail
Center City, MN 55012


From I-35, take State Highway 95 to County Road 12. Drive 3 miles on County Road 12 to the park entrance.

Do not rely on a GPS unit to find the park's main entrance! GPS units direct you to the geographic center of the park (Sunrise Landing area), not to the main park entrance. Please consult a map or call the office if you need additional driving directions.

Contact

Phone: 651-583-2125
Park Naturalist: 651-583-2925


Email: wildriver.statepark@state.mn.us


Best time to contact the park:

Daily, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.