Where to go: Drive out to the fire tower to get a bird's-eye view of the forest. This week, oak trees are showing their best colors.
What you'll see: Many deciduous trees are past their peak, but take a drive and you will appreciate the color contrast of the evergreens against red oaks and golden tamaracks.
Also of interest: Watch for roadkill. Many eagles are migrating through the area and will stop for an easy meal.Last updated: October 24, 2013
Canít decide between a one-day or year-round park permit? The DNR has a special offer that can help. Start by purchasing a one-day permit for $5 and visit as many state parks as possible. After visiting the state parks, trade in the one-day permit by the end of that day and get $5 off the purchase of a year-round permit. Year-round permits, which cost $25, provide unlimited access to all 76 Minnesota state parks and recreation areas for a full year from the month of purchase.
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30065 St. Croix Park Road
The park is located 15 miles east of Hinckley on State Highway 48, then 5 miles south on County Road 22.
Best time to contact the park:
Weekdays, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.