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Wild River State Park

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Address: , MN
Phone Number: 1-800-246-2267; 651-583-2125
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Activities: Hiking, Horseback riding, Camping

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Great Place For Hiking, Biking and Cross Country Skiing

This park has great level and wide trails. The only draw back were the flies and mosquitos. I would recommend to use the park in the spring, fall and winter to avoid the flying... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
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Albertville, Minnesota
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Albertville, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This park has great level and wide trails. The only draw back were the flies and mosquitos. I would recommend to use the park in the spring, fall and winter to avoid the flying insects and ticks.

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Hermantown, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We camped one night in a tent (non electric #81 D loop). My main concern with campsites is privacy and I was happy to find that pretty much all sites I saw here were wooded and private. The camping itself is 3 miles into the woods from the visitor center so you are away from any noise. Our site had... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Spent two days and nights at Wild River State Park in one of the backpacking sites, Dry Creek Hollow. This park is not set up for backpacking other than using the label for some sites with pit toilets. There are a variety of sites labelled backpacking with different levels of cover and location, but few near the river. The sites... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Stayed at the MN State Park, Wild River Campground for two nights while attending Hay Days. Made a few calls to try to work out some of the details on the camping. Each time I called my calls were handled by professional well informed people. I ended up making the reservations online. I am glad I did, I think I... More 

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Savage, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

This review is based soley on MN State policy rather than on the campground itself. On Memorial Day weekend it's hard to get camping reservations anywhere without a 3 night guarantee. Our family booked 3 nights, knowing we could only use 2, but in short, when we didn't show up the first night the MN DNR not only GAVE our... More 

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Miami, Florida, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The park was beautiful and calm when we went. There were a lot of mosquitoes, but it had just rained, and the mosquito spray kept them off. Very easy trails, but not very scenic. Many trails look like they go by the river but just go through the woods. Also some of the trails are hard to find because there... More 

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Eden Prairie
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Campsites are nice and secluded. Good trails for hiking, not a lot of opportunities for biking. Saw a few snakes, several mosquitoes, and a lot of ticks! Ticks are not surprising, but early in the season is going to make for a long summer here. The river was high due to recent rains, so shore fishing was spotty at best.... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

First of all, let me say that the state park is beautiful and worth visiting. This review is not about the park itself - it only involves the Guest House. I gave the Guest House 2 stars instead of 1 because its location is awesome! You are completely surrounded by woods and peace and quiet. But inside the house is... More 

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Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

I've been to this park a few times and never have been too impressed with it. They have a nice nature center and some pretty decent bike trails. The river area is pretty lackluster especially when compared to Interstate state park. The insects were pretty bad when I came thru this summer. In the winter the hiking is especially boring.... More 

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Crosslake, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013 via mobile

Great campground and park. Beautiful wooded sites with more privacy than most campgrounds. Only depressing things were that water could be a little hotter in showers and shower heads mounted higher so I didn't have to bend down to get my head in water. (And i'm not THAT tall! We fished almost everyday all week and never caught anything but... More 

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