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.
Beginning in May 2016, you will be able to make a same-day reservation at many locations, and reserve every campsite at every state park and recreation area. Learn more.
All roads are open in the park. Hiking trails are open, but some may be wet. On Friday, April 15, 2016 Horse trails to the east of the park will be open. The west side horse trails will be closed for a little while longer. The fire tower is open also for the season.
(Updated April 19, 2016)
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.
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.