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

Kinnickinnic State Park Current conditions


All trails are open to foot travel and pets. Frequent summer storms can effect trail conditions.  Surfaces vary from grass and gravel to dirt and mud. Heavy spring storms resulted in washouts on several trails including the Blue and Purple. Heavy equipment will be required to repair these issues. Please use caution when encountering uneven trail surfaces. Mountain bikes and/or fat tire bikes are not allowed on park trails. Trail Map [PDF].


The park is closed to all hunting and tapping until November 15, 2019. Hunting Map [PDF].


The St. Croix and Kinnickinnic rivers are open to fishing. A valid Wisconsin fishing license is required. A trout stamp is also required for fishing the Kinnickinnic. Trout regulations are posted at frequent points of access. Anglers have been finding success with Pink Squirrels, Caddis Larva, Soft Hackles, ants, beetles and basic dries.


Warm summer temperatures have kayakers enjoying the scenery along the lower Kinnickinnic River. The river and associated lots can be busy on warm weekends. Please respect other users and plan ahead to avoid congestion. If the main parking lot on the Kinnickinnic is full, please do not park on County Road F or the nearby driveway easement. Both are marked as "No Parking" and parked vehicles will be cited. Additional parking can be found in the main area of the park off of 820th Avenue.

The St. Croix River has dropped below flood stage. River levels are expected to continue to drop to normal levels. Higher than normal water levels can increase or change river currents and limit beach access. The hill from the St. Croix parking lot to the beach is closed to vehicle traffic. It is still accessible to foot travel and is the most convenient access to the St. Croix River.

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.


Plants and animals in the park are in their summer patterns. Warm season prairie grass has passed up the early emerging cool season grasses and the spring’s young are out and about. Broods of turkey and pheasant fledglings are growing fast and can be seen feeding on the roadsides. Spindly legged, spotted fawns are old enough to follow their mother around. A lucky few may see them in short grass or open woodland areas. Aside from birds the most common animals in the park are the mosquito, deer fly and gnat. Insect repellent is strongly encouraged.

Park Office

If the office is closed when you arrive, please self-register for vehicle admission stickers as needed. Complete instructions and fees are posted on the self-registration box and inside the bulletin board outside the office. Annual stickers bought via self-registration will be mailed promptly.

Reminder: No matter where you live, if you enter the park in a vehicle with Minnesota or other out-of-state plates, non-resident vehicle admission rates apply.

More information

Professional photographers are reminded that they need a Commercial Use Permit to shoot for hire in the park by a client, as does anyone else bringing in a client for activity in the park (fishing guide, personal fitness trainer, etc.). Please check with the park office for more information.

Last revised: Wednesday August 14 2019