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Wild River State Park in Minnesota is a fitting name for the park that stretches 18 miles alongside the St. Croix River, a designated a National Wild and Scenic River. As one of Minnesota’s larger state parks, Wild River State Park makes an appealing day trip for visitors from the Bloomington-Twin Cities metro area.

Wild River State Park highlights include the scenic Nevers Dam Overlook as well as 35 miles of hiking and cross-country ski trails that range from easy to challenging. View the Wild River State Park trail map. Visitors to Wild River State Park in MN may enjoy biking, horseback riding, snowshoeing, canoeing, bird watching, nature study, picnicking and other recreational activities. Camping is also available at Wild River State Park campsites and campgrounds. Naturalist programs at Wild River State Park are conducted throughout the year. View the Wild River State Park map.

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Wild River State Park Location
Wild River State Park is located northeast of the Bloomington-Twin Cities metro area, 14 miles from I-35, near the Minnesota-Wisconsin state border.

Wild River State Park
39797 Park Trail
Center City, MN 55012
Phone: (651) 583-2125
Park Naturalist: (651) 583-2925

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