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Address: State Highway 95, Marine on Saint Croix, MN
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+1 651-433-0500

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Ended up here after trying to go to Interstate but it was too icy; great views of the river and a wonderful park for hikes!

Reviewed 22 February 2017
Rachel C
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I thought from the name of the "Savanna" campground that there would be open spaces and maybe some trees. There were. I also hoped that the park would account for the lack of trees by making the campsites larger. They did not. From the window of my tent I could see 3 other campsites, 2 of which were taken by... More 

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229 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2017

We are so fortunate to have our state park system. Inviting, typically well kept, and so many recreational opportunities. O'Brien lives up to that, too. Great hiking trails even in the spring they are doing pretty well with not too many mucky areas. The visitor center is a nice starting point with often a fire going in the wood stove... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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694 reviews
352 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Ended up here after trying to go to Interstate but it was too icy; great views of the river and a wonderful park for hikes!

Thank Rachel C
Elk River, Minnesota
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36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

There are two campsites available, (also group sites) with showers and flush toilets, some sites have electric plug ins. The Riverside camp is by the St. Croix river, with a wooded trail along the river, the other, Savannah, is more wide open, with trails through more of a prairie/swampy area.There is little privacy though at each camping area. Nevertheless, the... More 

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Anoka, Minnesota
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Me and my fiancé decided to go here for a day trip in September with our pup. It was a wonderful, serene place with great scenery. The trails were good, and there did not seem to be many people around, when compared to the close-by Interstate State Park. The scenery might be less dramatic but the park has a very... More 

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On the other end of your computer
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Lots to do at this park.One of the largest of the MN State Parks for camping. There are wonderful groomed trails to hike. All the way from the easier set up for handicapped to the more rugged trails up and down hills for a good workout. There is a major paved bike trail that runs thru the park that could... More 

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Mahtomedi, Minnesota
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37 reviews
13 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 18 September 2016

We visit this campground frequently, summer and fall! You can use a camper with electric or use a tent with rustic facilities. The lower campground is very close to the river. Last time we were there an eagle swooped down in front of us and snatched up a fish from the river. There are miles of easy walking/hiking trails, clean... More 

Thank Chiefyn1
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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84 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

We spent an impromptu 24 hours at William O'Brien State Park during the Labor Day weekend (2016). Here are a few tips and recommendations: If you're tent camping, try to reserve campsite 47 in the Riverway Campground area. There are two campgrounds (Riverway and Savannah). We were lucky enough to reserve site 47, which is near the St. Croix River... More 

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Claremont, Minnesota
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12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 August 2016

stayed for a weekend. lots of trails to walk, clean park. bathrooms are decent for a campground. dogs loved the water for swimming, saw lots of canoes and kayaks on the water.

Thank susieq177
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 10 August 2016

We stayed 2 nights with a family visiting U.S. and camping for the first time. Had a very nice time. Took beautiful walks along the river, children caught a lot of fish and the campsite/facilities were very nice. However, one night young people at one campsite got really drunk - loud swearing, dogs got loose and were chased around the... More 

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