William O'Brien State Park, Marine on Saint Croix

#57 of 142 in Nature in Minnesota
William O'Brien State Park is a 1520acre state park of Minnesota, USA, along the St. Croix River. Its hiking trails traverse rolling glacial moraine, riparian zones, restored oak savanna, wooded areas and bogs. It is a popular place for birdwatching, picnics, camping, cross-country skiing, canoeing, fishing, and other typical outdoor recreational activities.
The park is located approximately two miles north of the town of Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota.
This park is home to raccoons, white-tailed deer, foxes, minks, beavers and woodchucks. Birdwatchers often spot various raptors, woodpeckers, bluebirds, orioles, herons, and a variety of warblers.
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  • Fantastic scenery, great facilities to get warm, cordial staff. Beautiful groomed skate/skiing trails. If your a conventional cross country skier look elsewhere. Conventional cross country skiing at W...  more »
  • The Hiking Club trail is a challenging (5+ miles) hike, but offers a huge variety of environments and things to see. You move through prairies, hardwood forest, up to scenic vistas and down around a p...  more »
  • I love this park! Tent area are great with good access to water and bathrooms. The cabins are amazingly warm for cooler temp stays. Beach and canoe rentals are fun for the while family! Cant get enough of this park :)
  • It's a nice park. There are a lot of trails to hike and cool sights. I was more garbage on the ground than I would have liked to see around the camp sites, but all in all, I would go back again.

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