Wild River State Park is located along 18 miles of the beautiful St. Croix River. The park attracts people who enjoy camping, hiking, horseback riding, canoeing, interpretive programs, self-guided trails, and cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Day visitors can enjoy a leisurely paddle down the St. Croix River from the Sunrise river access to the southern park river access. The park provides opportunities for semi-modern camping, group camping, equestrian campging, backpack camping, and canoe camping. Visitors who want modern amenities can reserve the guest house which provides a living room, dining room, kitchen, and fireplace. The park also has six camping cabins which include bunkbeds, a table, and benches. An all-season trail center is a great spot to relax after hiking or cross-country skiing on the 35-mile trail system. A visitor center with exhibits and environmental education programs is open year-round.

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2 months ago

Easy trail with great views as you travel parallel to the St. Croix. About a third through there is a beach you can relax at and even do a little bit of swimming, wave to our WI neighbors or any passing kayakers. Trails halfway point is at outlook Nevers Dam, you have the option of turning around and following the river back to the trailhead or taking Nevers Dam trail then to old cottage trail to complete the River Trail Loop. If a longer hike is desired you can continue along the river and add 1.5 miles by completing River Terrance Loop.

Two Suggestions: Check trail status before you make the trip. Can be muddy or washed out depending on the weather. Also if it is between April - August bring the bug spray!

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5 months ago

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Sunday, June 19, 2016

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Monday, September 21, 2015

the trails are nicely maintained and it's a beautiful area, but the trails are very poorly labeled!

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Saturday, June 20, 2015

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Sunday, August 03, 2014

There is good prairie hiking here with woodland and riverside trails too. Backpack-in camp would be nice though I have only done drive-in camping here. My favorite use of the park has been to rent horses and go for rides in the park (though the stable I used to do this with appears to only board horses now).

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Friday, March 16, 2012

Very well maintained, if you are looking for prairie or hardwood forest hiking, then this is a great place.