Name: Wild River State Park
Year it became a State Park: 1978
Section of Minnesota: St. Croix River
Nearby Town: North Branch
Positives: Another beautiful spot on a major river in Minnesota.
The Negatives: Nothing comes to mind.
General Comments: Nice trails, beautiful open meadows, forests, hills and valleys.
Something Everyone Wants To See: The River.
But you should also check out: There is an outdoor ‘Interpretive Exhibit’ near the entrance which is unique and interesting to walk around.
Nearby attraction to visit: Taylor’s Falls is always fun, as is Wild Mount Ski Area.
Interesting Trivia: The Nevers Dam trail brings you to the spot where a significant dam helped the logging that used to go down the river here.
Personal Stories: We often go to this park in March/April for the Maple Sap boil. I’ve also written three poems with the Never’s Dam Trail as the back drop.
What My Kids Want Me To Say: If you climb down the steep bank into the marshy area along the Nevers Dam Trail, you can catch a crayfish.
Jamsco Ranking: Very Nice.
Final Word: The view from the deck of the information center is a great place for a picnic.
Thoughts? Comments? Have you been to this park ? Do you agree with my assessment?