Snow Depth and Groomed Trail Conditions

Wild River State Park

Trail conditions:

Wild River received 3" of snow February 28. All ski trails were groomed March 1. Track seemed to set up well. Conditions will change quickly with the warm temperatures predicted for this week, so come ski sooner rather than later. Expect firmer trail conditions in the morning, and softer trail conditions in the afternoon, with bare spots increasing as the week progresses. Please continue to use caution on all hills. Watch for icy surfaces on roads, parking lots and walkways with the freeze/thaw cycle. Be prepared to self-register for ski passes and vehicle permits, or purchase them online before coming to the park. The office is open for window service on weekends. Please note also that only the restrooms are open at the Trail Center. No warming facilities are available this season. Ski and snowshoe rental is no longer available.

Skiing
Trail conditions: poor
Trail groomed? yes
Trail base: 0-2"
Trail mileage: 24
Difficulty: all levels (track)  all levels (skate)

The trail(s):
The park grooms 19 miles of cross country ski trails, including 5 miles of skate ski trails, and 15 miles of classic trails. The park also maintains 5 miles of combined winter hiking and snowshoe trails. In addition, the park offers 13 miles of backcountry (ungroomed/not packed) trails for snowshoeing, winter hiking and backcountry skiing.
You can snowshoe anywhere in Minnesota's state parks and recreation areas, except on trails that are specifically groomed for skiing. The full corridor width of groomed ski trails is reserved for skiers. The trails traverse through prairie, upland oak savanna and maple basswood forests as well as the bottomland hardwood forests of the beautiful St. Croix River Valley. Hours of operation and the availability of rental equipment may vary depending on snow cover or extreme cold. Please contact Wild River Ski Rental (www.wildriverskirental.com) to confirm that the rental shop will be staffed and equipment will be available.

Facilities:

  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the gathering area of the Trail Center will be closed. Restrooms are available at the Trail Center.
  • Daily ski passes are sold at the park office. Annual ski passes are available on-line.
  • Rentals are available for skis and snowshoes at the Trail Center on weekends.
  • Winter camping is available; contact park for details.

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Last updated on March 04, 2021. Local snow depth is 7".

Getting there

39797 Park Trail
Center City, MN 55012

From I-35, take State Highway 95 to County Road 12. Drive 3 miles on County Road 12 to the park entrance.

Parking available at the trail center.

Contact

Phone: (651) 583-2125
Email: [email protected]
Contact hours daily, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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