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

Kinnickinnic State Park Current conditions


All park trails are currently open to foot travel. Trail surfaces are generally snow covered, but can change due to weather conditions. The trails will not be groomed until we receive more snowfall.  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 is open to all legal hunting activities and limited trapping activities from Nov. 15 to Dec. 15. This includes Wisconsin’s traditional 9-day gun deer season (Nov. 23-Dec. 1), as well as the State’s metro unit season which extends the firearms season until Dec. 11 and the antlerless only season which concludes on Dec. 15. All visitors 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 Jan. 4, 2020.


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 The brightly-colored palette of autumn has been replaced by the subdued hue of winter.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. If the office is closed when you arrive, please self-register for 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.

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: Monday December 02 2019