Wild River State Park

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   

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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 free programs at […]

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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 […]

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Official reports have snowfall totals in the North Branch Area around 17.5 inches. The snow didn’t seem to phase the animals in Wild River State Park too much. Photos by Derrick Knutson

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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 prairie seed. • Volunteers spent 722 hours […]

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Enjoy your Minnesota State Parks for free on Saturday, June 8, during the statewide open house event. Locally, Wild River State Park will be celebrating the 30th annual Seegwan. Start your day with an early morning bird walk led by members of Wild River Audubon at 7:30 a.m. Activities will be ongoing throughout the day […]

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