St. Croix State Park

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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.


Visitor Alert!

State Park Deer Hunts

This season the park has several special lottery hunts.

Archery hunting September 29 through October 31 and November 3 through November 7. The park will still be open to the public.

November 1 and 2 is the Youth Hunt located from Mouth of Sand Road west. The park will still be open to the public.

November 20 through the 23 is the rifle hunt. The park will be closed to the public. Only hunters that were selected will be allowed into the park those days.

During September through November please use caution and wear orange while in the park.

For more information: state parks during fall hunting season.

Last updated September 17, 2014

Park Notes

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.

See photos and learn more about specific lodging: Cabins A, B, C, D & E | Jackpine Cabin | Guesthouse 1 | Guesthouse 2

Storm damage and 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.

Virtual Tour:

Take a virtual tour. It's a great tool to help you plan your next trip to the park!
Panoramic tour | Snapshot tour

Gift cards:

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.

Birders:

St. Croix State Park Bird Checklist This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.
Plan a birding marathon at the park! Birding Marathon Map This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. Bird Bonanza Weekend This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.

Park Highlights

tree Camping

tree Extensive Trail System

tree CCC Construction Buildings

tree Two Scenic Rivers Offer Excellent Canoeing

tree Birding/Wildlife Observation

tree Firetower


Hours

Best time to contact the park:

Weekdays, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Contact

30065 St. Croix Park Road
Hinckley, MN 55037

tel: 320-384-6591

email: stcroix.statepark@state.mn.us

Getting There

The park is located 15 miles east of Hinckley on State Highway 48, then 5 miles south on County Road 22.