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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 open to foot travel. Trail surfaces are generally dry. Mountain bikes and/or fat tire bikes are not allowed on park trails. Trail Map [PDF].


Fishing on the Kinnickinnic River is open. A valid Wisconsin fishing license and trout stamp are required. 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.

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 has dropped below the 683-foot slow no wake threshold and is expected to continue to recede to normal summer water levels. Boaters should monitor river levels and conditions prior to venturing out on the river. Higher than normal water levels can affect the amount of usable beach available. Expect limited onshore mooring and be cautious of submerged fire rings. 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.


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.

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: Monday July 23 2018