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.
Lake Clayton Sanitation Building is closed until further notice.
The well is currently out-of-order at the All-Season Trail Center, making restrooms, showers, water for people and horses unavailable at that location. Two thousand gallon tanks are set up for horses in the horse camp. Campers will be able to shower and retrieve water in the regular campground.
Draft park plan open for public comment
The Parks and Trails Division is seeking public comment on a draft management plan for St. Croix State Park. The draft plan includes recommendations for managing natural and cultural resources and providing recreational and interpretive opportunities for park visitors. The draft plan is available online at the St. Croix State Park Planning webpage.
Pardun's Canoe Rental
June Weekend Hours - Saturday: 9:30 am to 2 pm, Sunday: 10 am to 2 pm.
(Updated June 28, 2017)
Camping and lodging:
The group camp, all guesthouse and cabin lodging, and campsites in the horse campgrounds are all reservable.
State Forest Campgrounds:
St. Croix State Park also manages the Boulder and Tamarack Horse campground and day-use areas inside the St. Croix State Forest. For information on these units, please contact the St. Croix State Park office at (320) 384-6591.
Post-storm park restoration:
The park was hit by severe storms in 2008 and 2011, causing extensive damage to park roads, trails, and facilities. View photos and learn about the forest recovery.
Purchase a Minnesota State Parks Gift Card.
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.
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.