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Lovely Fall Hike

Great place for an easy hike on a lovely fall day. We've been here skiing in the winter, but this was our first visit for hiking. Very dog friendly, with both paved & unpaved... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 October 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Wow!! What a beautiful park! Great hiking and lots of wildlife, great trails! Park staff are super nice and saved us with a book of matches! Stayed in campsite #4 which was perfect! Close enough to showers and water! No bugs 😊 only a moth sharing our campfire 🔥 I will definitely come back, I'd love to bring my kayak... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Great place for an easy hike on a lovely fall day. We've been here skiing in the winter, but this was our first visit for hiking. Very dog friendly, with both paved & unpaved trails. Probably more challenging trails elsewhere in the park, but this was perfect for us today.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

First I want to alert Diesel RVers that Minnesota has passed a law requiring biodiesel blends of at least 10%. I don't know about other diesel RVs (or cars and trucks) but those RVs built on a Mercedes Sprinters which probably includes those on Freightliners need to be concerned. Mercedes Benz has published a brochure (search google for Mercedes Sprinter... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Just home from a great weekend of camping with family. Nice cooler weekend and the mosquitos were almost non-existent. Sites were nice and private. It's too bad the visitor center was closed for the week.

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

We rented one of the cabins here during a week day in the 2nd week of August. Weather was about 90 degrees. All I have to say is....RUNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN and NEVER look back. There is mosquitoes here that will eat you ALIVE no matter how much bug spray, loose clothing or fire you burn! Their website does warn of a "healthy... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

This is our first time camping at this park. We got one of the best camping spot. Lots of trees and shade. There's not a lot of bugs and mosquitoes. Maybe because the temperature was cooler, around 72F at daytime and 60s at night. Loved the hiking trails going to the river. Clean and functioning toilets and shower. I wish... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

We really liked this campground. It is well maintained and the staff are very knowledgeable and friendly. Our campsite was a good size and I felt we had privacy. The fire pit/ring was very nice and so was the cooking grate that went over it. The walk to the river was not to far but you had to go down,... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 March 2016 via mobile

We LOVE Wild River State Park! There are miles of great hiking trails, a nice campground with great sites and clean shower houses/restrooms and it is dog friendly. I highly recommend visiting, whether for a weekend getaway or a day trip.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2015

Park website claimed there was a 25 - 50% color change in the park and there was virtually ZERO! Went to the registration and the visitor's center and spoke with rangers which directed us to the Sunrise River section of the park to see the fall colors. The trail was 5.2 miles long and pretty nice, but mostly level and... More 

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Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2015

If your just going to camp and stay in the park itself---it's fair. But we saw nothing that is special about this park. If your camping here to go out and see things in the area----your out in the middle of nowhere ( just letting you know ) and it's a long way to the campsites once you get to... More 

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