St. Croix State Park
Plan an extended visit to St. Croix. With over 34,000 acres and two great rivers—the Saint Croix River, which is a National Scenic Riverway, and the Kettle River, a State Wild and Scenic River—there's so much to do. Explore the rivers by canoe or with a fishing pole. Swim at Lake Clayton or climb a fire tower.
The park has miles of trails for hikers, horseback riders, bicyclists, snowmobilers, and cross-country skiers. Campers can reserve drive-in, walk-in, backpack, and horseback campsites. Large groups can reserve the modern group centers or the primitive group camps.
Tell me more about this park's wildlife, history, geology and landscape.
The fire tower and roads are closed for the season.
Snowmobile and Ski trails are open. The Kettle River Crosing is open. Crossing is at our own risk, please be careful crossing water.
Earlier this winter seasonal logging took place on the Gate 12 trail and the Crook Creek Loop to Gate 22. Logging is complete, but the trail is still in rough shape. Please ride with caution in this section.
Thank you and have safe winter season.
Be fascinated. Check out the naturalist programs and other activities scheduled at the park.
Camping and lodging:
The group camp, all guesthouse and cabin lodging, and campsites in the horse campgrounds can be reserved.
Storm damage and restoration:
On July 1, 2011 a severe storm ripped through the park, causing extensive damage to park roads, trails, and facilities. The park was closed to the public for two months for public safety.
In 2008, straight-line winds affected over 420 acres of forests in the park.
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Don't move firewood!
Burning non-local firewood can spread invasive species, and it's against Minnesota state law. Learn more. Always buy your firewood at the park, or from an approved local vendor. Find firewood vendors for St. Croix State Park.
Bird Checklist at St. Croix State Park.
Best time to contact the park:
Weekdays, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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.