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Description - Located at the sandy delta confluence of the Lower St. Croix and Kinnickinnic rivers, Kinnickinnic State Park features 1,242 acres of recreation land. The park is compilation of prairie, mud flats, windswept bluffs, and wooded uplands. Engulfed by broad river lowlands and delta beautiful natural resources, the park is a natural for wildlife. Approximately 140 bird species have been identified making the park popular with bird watchers.

Attractions - This day use park features river scenery, 6.5 miles of trails meandering through head-high grass prairies and scenic upland forests, a large swim area with bathhouse, and boat-in camping. Fishing and canoeing the rivers is a popular pastime. The Fishermen's Parking area is convenient for both pursuits, however, no boat ramp is offered. The segment of Kinnickinnic River that flows through the park is known for its harvests of brown trout. St. Croix River supports populations of walleye, bass, crappie, bluegill, and pike. Bicycling is permitted on park roads. In winter, the sledding hill opens and the fun begins. Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and ice fishing are enjoyed in winter as well.

Recreation - Recreationists may anchor their boat, picnic, beach swim, hike, canoe, fish, wildlife watch, boat camp, cross-country ski, ice fish, snowshoe, and sled.

Climate - Northwest Wisconsin has four distinct seasons with warm summers and long winters. Great Lakes Michigan and Superior tend to make summers cooler and winters milder close to shore. January's average temperature is in the single digits F (-teens C). During summer, temperatures can climb to above 90 degrees F for several days (32 degrees C). Nighttime summer temperatures occasionally dip below freezing. The area's average yearly precipitation ranges from 32-34". Annual snowfalls in the Northwest Region have a wide range; the southern areas may receive 20" while the northern areas may receive in excess of 200". Dressing in layers is a good way to remain comfortable in Wisconsin.

Location - Kinnickinnic State Park is located in western Wisconsin at the confluence of the Lower St. Croix and Kinnickinnic rivers.

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ICON Rivers & Streams Lower St. Croix and Kinnickinnic Rivers
ICON Swimming & Waterplay Large swim area with bathhouse.

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Contact Information:
Kinnickinnic State Park, W11983 820th Avenue , River Falls, WI, 54022, Phone: 715-425-1129

Additional Information:
Northwest Wisconsin - Wisconsin's least populated region, Northwest Wisconsin, invites you to explore its gently rolling terrain punctuated by scenic landscapes that are rich with wildlife.
Wisconsin State Parks, Forests, Recreation Areas & Trails - Wisconsin showcases 86 state park system properties offering visitors an opportunity to hike, camp, swim, fish, and simply relax.

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources - Official agency website.


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