Wild River State Park39797 Park Trail
Center City, MN 55012
Take State Hwy 95 to Co Rd 12. From I-35, East 11 mi on Hwy 95, North 3 mi on Co Rd 12 to park entrance.Get Directions
The beautiful St Croix River is one of the eight original National Wild and Scenic Rivers. Eagles, woodcock, ruffed grouse, bluebirds, beaver and otter are just a few of the species that abound in the park. The visitor center highlights the natural resources and cultural history of the area. An all-season trail center is the focal point for the park's 35 mile trail system. Semi modern and rustic camping available. Naturalist programs available year-round. 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, backpack camping, canoe camping, and walk-in 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.
Hours & DatesPark permits: $35 annual, $26 second vehicle, $12 handicapped, or $7 daily. Camping fees are separate.
Book an online reservation 24 hours a day.
Phone reservations can be made by calling 866-857-2757 (TTY: 952-936-4008) Apr–Sep, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. D
- Open in fall
- Open in winter
- Open in summer
On-Site Facilities & Services
- Children's programs (scheduled, supervised)
- Evening entertainment (regularly scheduled)
- Located on a lake or river
- Bike trail
- Canoes or kayaks available
- Cross-country ski rental
- Cross-country ski trail (groomed)
- Hiking trail
- Lake/river access (boat ramp)
- Snowshoes available
- Eco-friendly landscape/facility design
- Eco-friendly purchasing practices
- Energy efficiency/conservation
- Transportation-related policies or programs
- Waste reduction/reuse/recycling
- Can accommodate groups of 45 or more
Number/Type of Campsites
- Number of camping cabins: 2
- Number of camping cabins available in winter: 2
- Number of sites in horseback camp area: 20
- Number of tent-only sites: 16
- Number of tent-only sites available in winter: 16
- Total number of campsites: 112
- Total number of campsites available in winter: 35
- Flush toilets in campground
- Group camp facilities
- Hookups available in winter
- Hot showers in campground
- Lodge/central building
- Pets allowed in campsite
- Pull-through sites
- Sanitary dump station
- Secluded campsites
- State Parks Campgrounds
Length of Stay
- Daily site rental
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Based on 43 reviews
Camped here July 1 to July 4 2020. It was our first time camping in many years. We needed a weekend to uncharge and relax. I have been working long hours and haven't been sleeping much. I slept...
— Kimmarie M, July 4, 2020
A very nice weekend away. It was uncrowded and quiet for my wife and I to relax for a couple of days.
— globetrekkerX, October 15, 2019
Camped here in mid September 2019. Bathrooms and showers were very clean; hiking along the St. Croix river is beautiful. Leashed dogs are welcome. Sites are spacious with tree coverage. Many...
— mary p, October 15, 2019
I loved that I could pick an easy hike on the paved trails or a more challenging walk on the unpaved trails by the river. We stayed at cabin #6 because is more secluded from the other cabins.
— LuisA6931, October 8, 2019
Spent a night here with some friends. We stayed at meadow Vista site which, as promised, had a lovely view of the prairie. As a bonus it also included a great view of the northern sky. The catch is...
— Michelle D, September 22, 2019