William O'Brien State Park

In the area

From Explore MN Tourism

Programs & Services

Park Office

At Park Entrance

Stop here for park specific information, vehicle permit and area tourism information.

Visitor Center

About 1/4 Mile from Park Office

Center includes interpretive exhibits, drinking water, wood stove, and flush toilets.

Interpretive Exhibit

Visitor Center

Located in the Visitor Center. In winter, Center is open 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. daily. Center is open extended hours in the summer.

Naturalist Programs

In Visitor Center

Outdoor education programs are offered year-round.

Gift Shop

Park Office

Limited gifts, books and shirts available at park office.


Within 10 Miles

In Marine-on-St. Croix and Scandia.


Canoes, Kayaks, Paddleboards

The Park offers canoe, kayak, and paddleboard rental from mid-May to mid-October at the park office. Concessionaire shuttle service available on weekends only.


At Park Office

Available year-round.

Ice Sales

At Park Office

Available early May through September.


Within 10 Miles

Many in local area.


Geocaching Demo Park

Geocaching: Bring your own GPS unit or use one of the park's hand-held units for free. As time permits, park staff will be available to give you helpful tips and geocaching information.