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For information, contact:
Kinnickinnic State Park
W11983 820th Ave.
River Falls WI 54022

Kinnickinnic State Park Current conditions


Cross-country ski trail conditions.

All park trails are open to foot travel. Trail surfaces are generally snow covered, but can change due to weather conditions. None of the trails will be groomed until we receive significantly more snow. Hiking, snowshoeing and pets are not allowed on trails where cross-country ski track has been set. Mountain bikes and/or fat tire bikes are not allowed on park trails. Trail Map [PDF].

Hikers are encouraged to wear brightly colored clothing during hunting seasons.


The park will be open to all hunting seasons and limited trapping activities from November 15 until December 15. This includes Wisconsin’s traditional 9-day gun deer season which runs from Nov. 18-25, the metro unit season which extends the firearms season until December 5, and the antlerless only season which concludes on December 9. There are no restrictions for other types of park users. Non-hunters are encouraged to wear brightly colored clothing. Information on hunting and trapping opportunities within the park are available at the park office. Hunting Map [PDF].


Fishing on the Kinnickinnic River is closed. It will re-open to catch and release only on January 5, 2019.


Most activity on the Kinnickinnic river has concluded for the season. The Angler’s parking lot is minimally maintained during the winter season. A limited amount of parking will be plowed out at the lot entrance. 

All vehicles parked adjacent to the park, and those that are parked, loading or unloading in the Angler’s parking lot, are required to have a valid Wisconsin state park admission sticker.

The St. Croix River is currently ice free. All park operations on the river have concluded for the season.


All trees, with the exception of the stalwart oaks, have dropped their leaves. The brightly colored palette of autumn has been replaced by the subdued hue of winter. We have reached what is generally considered the peak of deer rut activity which will gradually slow until they fall into winter routines. Most of the parks summer migrants have returned to warmer climates.

More information

A vehicle admission sticker is required year-round. When the park office is closed, use the self-registration pay kiosk to buy daily or annual admission stickers. One-hour stickers are not accepted at Kinnickinnic State Park.

Last revised: Thursday November 29 2018