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St. Croix State Park, Minnesota
(2.3/5 based on 35+ reviews on the web)
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  • This is a must do while in Hinkley, Mn. There are many different trails that you can go on. We decided to do the two rivers St Croix & Kettle trail aprox 5.3 miles. This is a beautiful trail!! However...  more »
  • Took a beautiful six mile hike and seen all kinds of mushrooms. Camp sites are spacious, beautiful brick main buildings. Bathrooms and showers very clean and water pressure was good. Gigantic park! 
  • Such a gem on the Kettle and St. Croix Rivers. Great hiking but beware of the rivers flooding because hiking trails can be flooded. Great campsites but very open so not ideal if you want more privacy. 
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  • Great park for those who like tourist camping. Lots of trails to hike, and a great nature center. But the very best feature is the river; and the best way to see it is in a canoe. Few, if any other people; lots of gorgeous scenery and wildlife. Yep, I'm no tourist... ;-)
  • I have camped in more than 30 state parks, 10 national forests and countless other campsites throughout the US. Pitching a tent at St. Croix State Park does not qualify as camping. I didn't mind the plethora of mosquitoes. I didn't mind the other campers having a good time.. I'm outdoorsy and can put up with typical "campground things". But this place was my special little hell. Here's a list of everything wrong with this State Park campground: - The campsites are densely packed together, leaving little room for privacy of any kind. In fact, the distance between individual campsites varies but on average are approximately 10 feet apart. Our campsite was, according to the ranger, "one of the more better ones", yet we felt as though we were sharing a campsite with three other groups. - There is no tree cover in between campsites. Yes, this is a literal statement. Only sparse shrubbery exists throughout this god-forsaken campground. The lack of trees contributes to the lack of privacy and results in there being no shaded areas during the day time. It is comparable to pitching a tent in the middle of a field. - The tent-only campsites appear, no the map, to be separated from the RV/Camper sites. This is not the case. The only defining barrier between these two sections is a small dirt trail lined by small shrubbery and weeds. The result is that this campground is more of an RV park than an actual campground. - This place can become incredibly busy and you will find yourself dodging people and children along the hiking trails. We heard televisions (!) and babies crying through the entire night. I will never come back to this excuse of a campground. If you want a legitimate camping experience, look elsewhere.
  • Nice campgrounds and miles and miles of park to explore by feet, bike, horse and car. Swimming lake is nice and cool on a hot summer day. Significant tree blow down from 2011 storm near main entrance and campgrounds, but park is recovering. Lots of bugs and ticks, but that's what you get outdoors. A little bug spray helps.
  • Beautiful state park. Check out the fire tower for a great view. Bring bug spray!
  • The activities in the park are what you make of it. A very fun park to explore. It says it has wifi, but it wasn't working the weekend we were there. Not that we needed it, but is was advertised that it was offered. Some of the sites are close together with no tree coverage in between.