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Wild River State Park

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Where to go: The view from the Visitor Center is stunning as you can see the touches of gold and red lining the St. Croix River. The drive along the main road to the picnic shelter will also provide some occasional color. Stop by the Observation Deck to view Amador Prairie's deep gold.

What you'll see: The prairies are showing golds and reds in fall brilliance. The asters are also showing themselves among the grasses. The colors are

Also of interest: Prairie Seed collecting is going on at the park. If you're interested in volunteering with the prairie restoration program, visit the park naturalist at the visitor center.

Last updated: September 21, 2014 

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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.


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., extended hours on weekends.