St. Croix State Park
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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.
There are currently several logging operations taking place to remove debris from the July 2011 windstorm. We're working to keep visitors safe from the fire hazard this event created. We anticipate logging will last into the Spring of 2013.
Seasonal UpdateWater is on in the park and the Dump Station is open for the season.
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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Firewood restrictions information:
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.