Wild River State Park
In celebration of Earth Day, visitors of Wild River State Park answered the “Call of the Wildflower” April 25 by participating in a new statewide geocaching adventure. Participants were some of the first to get Wild River’s newest geocache card. Geocachers received a brief introduction on geoc...Read More
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The decision has been made to cancel the Wild River State Park candlelight ski, snowshoe and walk event planned for Saturday night, Feb. 14. Mike Dunker, interpretive naturalist for the park, announced the cancelation today due to forecasts of freezing temperatures and windchill and for the safety o...Read More
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This past weekend was perhaps the last time to see peak fall colors at Wild River State Park near Almelund. The park was packed with walkers Sunday enjoying the mild temperatures and vivid fall hues. Photos by Derrick Knutson   ...Read More
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DNR offers new parks program this weekend DNR News Release Learn how to shoot a bow during an Archery in the Parks program on Friday, July 4 and Saturday, July 5 at Wild River State Park. With archers figuring prominently in blockbuster movies like The Hunger Games, The Avengers and Brave, these fre...Read More
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As a boy growing up in Mountain Lake, a small city in southwest Minnesota near Jackson and Windom, Mike Dunker knew he wanted to work with nature as a career when his fifth-grade class took a trip to a local raptor center. “I was holding a raptor on my arm and thinking, ‘Yeah, this is [...]...Read More
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Former Wild River State Park Naturalist Kacie Carlson wishes to thank all the people who volunteered at the park last year. She noted: • Visitors volunteered 381 hours as Species Stewards. • Volunteers pulled buckthorn for 60 hours. • School groups donated 389 hours of spreading and collecting...Read More
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