Located where the St. Croix and Kinnickinnic rivers meet, Kinnickinnic State Park offers experiences in two types of worlds. Enjoy the quiet and solitude of the Kinnickinnic River Valley and the many popular water-based recreational pursuits on the St. Croix River. A large sandy delta is found at the junction of the rivers.
Activities and recreation:
Kinnickinnic State Park offers about 9.2 miles of hiking trails winding through hills, woods and prairies.
Tables and grills are available at a variety of locations throughout the park. The largest picnic area is at the St. Croix overlook. Another popular picnic area is near the swimming area.
Large areas of open sand on the Kinnickinnic delta and in the upland portion of the park provide excellent opportunities for summertime sports.
There is a sandy swimming area on the St. Croix River. This area is marked by buoys. There is no lifeguard on duty.
Boating, canoeing and kayaking
The park includes a beautiful sand delta alive with boats and people enjoying the St. Croix River. Swimming, water skiing, sunbathing and wind surfing are very popular.
Boat camping is a popular activity on the Kinnickinnic delta. Boaters wishing to moor overnight on the beach or water are required to register and are charged a $15 mooring fee. If you are planning on staying overnight, you will need to provide your own toilet facility and sleep aboard your boat.
Anglers can fish the St. Croix River from either boat or shore. Although the St. Croix is known for its large walleyes, it has a wide variety of fish to catch. The Kinnickinnic River is a trout stream and has an excellent population of German brown trout.
Hunting and trapping
Hunting and trapping are allowed in the open areas of the park during the Wisconsin state parks hunting and trapping time frame. Trapping is not permitted in closed areas as noted on the park hunting map or within 100 yards of any designated use area, including trails. Certain trap types are restricted on state park properties.
During the winter the red, brown and blue trails on the east side of the park are packed and open as multi-use trails. They are available for snowshoeing, hiking, pets and skate skiing. The trails on the west side of the park are signed and groomed for classic cross country skiing. Hiking, snowshoeing and pets are not allowed on ski trails.
There is a sledding hill available for sledding and is easily accessed from a parking lot.
The park recently built a 2.8 mile snowshoe trail on the south side of the park. It can be accessed from the Hunter's East lot which will be plowed thought out the winter.
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