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Wild River State Park Fall Fun Walk - Sunrise Unit
Sunday, September 23
AVA Sanction ID #124001

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Picnic area by the river.
Sunrise Unit of Wild River State Park, 42425 Ferry Rd., Sunrise.
Register between 9 a.m. and 1 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 11km.
The 3km Goose Creek Loop is rustic and is a horse trail.
The trail is a single hard packed dirt ‘deer trail’ with wide grassy areas on sides that are easily walkable. Some possible wet areas, but easy to walk around.
The Sunrise Loop is 8km and has hardwood forests, a prairie and goes by the remnants of a railroad that was never completed. One sizable hill in this area.
Both loops return along the St. Croix River.
Strollers can use both loops.

Event Award

Baby raccoon 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 is available near the picnic area and parking lot.
NSTT will offer a participant picnic throughout the day for a donation to cover costs.

Event Contacts

For more information call Donna Seline, 612-529-0552.
For park info call 651-583-2125.

Getting There

42425 Ferry Rd., Sunrise, MN.
From North Branch [I35W], drive east 7 miles to Sunrise Rd., [Co. Rd. 9];
turn left/north. Go to Sunrise and take Ferry Road to the right.
This road goes to the parking lot for the Sunrise Unit of Wild River State Park.
Located in Chisago County.

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More about Wild River State Park.

Sunrise (Harris) weather.

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