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  St. Croix State Park Spring Fun Walk
Saturday, May 8
AVA Sanction ID #118672

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Registration:  Clayton Lake Beach.
Register between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. and finish by 4 p.m.


Award, $8; IVV event book credit, $3; walk only, $2.
Vehicle permit required.

The Trail

Distance and trails: 

Sanctioned for 12km made up of shorter loops of about 6km each.
#1 The 6km Sand Creek Trail from Clayton Beach has some dirt road walking and a wooded area following a dirt path with some slight hills.
#2 “Create your own distance” trail follows the paved bike trail from Clayton Beach with markers every KM for an out and back up to 10km. Mostly open with limited shade. Following this trail you get a good idea of the devastation strong straight-line winds of 2011 caused and see the rebirth of a new forest.
#3 Length of the 6km loop depends on river levels. The Two Rivers Trail is a lollipop trail following the Kettle River and St. Croix Rivers through wooded areas with minimum hills and lots of views. If the Two Rivers loop is under water the trail will start at the same location but be out and back following the Kettle River to Big Eddy Lookout on a dirt trail through a wooded area with some slight hills.
Challenge trail will be to climb the fire tower, which is on the road between Clayton Beach and the High Banks trailhead. (No IVV credit.)

Event Award

Norway Red Pine leather pin, $8; IVV event book credit, $3; walk only, $2.

We ask that you print the registration sheet linked below,
fill it out and bring it to the event along with your payment.
This will decrease the handling of money.
If you pay cash please bring exact change.
See the COVID-19 Safey Sheet on

State Park Vehicle Permit

A state park vehicle permit is required when you enter any state park. Daily permits cost $7.
An annual permit can be purchased for $35 and entitles you to an unlimited number of visits to
any and all Minnesota State Parks for 12 months after date of purchase.


Water and restrooms are available at the picnic shelter.
NSTT will offer a participant picnic throughout the day for a donation to cover costs.

Event Contacts

For event information call Wayne Heath, 651-249-8886 or
Wally Swanson, 507-362-8760.
For park info call 320-384-6050.

Getting There

30065 St. Croix State Park Rd., Hinckley, MN 55037.
90 miles north of the Twin Cities, take I35 north to Hinckley, turn east (right) on MN 48 and follow it 15 miles to St. Croix Park Road, turn south (right) which is the park entrance road.


Grand Casino, Hinckley, 320-384-7771

61 Motel, Sandstone, 320-245-5419

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More about St. Croix State Park.


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