In St. Croix Valley there are many camping opportunities to go and enjoy. These campgrounds are close to Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota.
The Apple River tributary in Somerset, WI is a great place to camp. It has tubing among other river activities.
Kinnickinnic State Park is just south of Hudson, WI. This park overlooks the sandy delta where the Kinni River runs into the St. Croix River. There is a ramp for boats and a sandy beach to enjoy the nice summer days.
St. Croix River Bluffs is between Hastings, MN and Afton, MN. This park has great views of the valley and has a campground, picnic area, and trails to hike on.
Afton State Park has a campground with large oak trees and prairie flowers. There are rustic campsites and a few cabins that are open year round. You can ride your horse, hike or ski.
Willow River State Park is north of Hudson, WI and has a trout stream, nature center and beach. There are about 3000 acres of rolling hills and a river gorge.
Lake Elmo Park Preserve has campsites that are for tents and RV’s, There are hiking trails in the over 2000 acres that is in this park. The trails are groomed and you can hike, horseback ride, bike or cross country ski. In the summer you can have a picnic or enjoy the beach.
Wisconsin’s Interstate Park is the oldest park in the state and has primitive camping along with regular campsites. There is a beach to swim at, picnic areas, and hiking.
Wild River State Park is along the St. Croix River. This is a beautiful park where you can watch the river flow by, take a hike, snowshoe or cross country ski. This park offers modern camping, equestrian camping and regular campsites to enjoy.
Minnesota Interstate Park is near Taylor Falls, Minnesota north of the Twin Cities. It is along the St. Croix River and offers a variety of campsites to choose from.
The Minneapolis St. Paul, Minnesota area has many campgrounds that are close to the cities. You can camp at some of them in the winter and all of them in the summer. Some parks allow horses and some have cabins available. Some of the parks are modern and some a back country sites. All of them are very nice to camp at. You can find out more information about these campgrounds and parks at www.saintcroixriver.com.