Wild River State Park

Volunteer rendezvous Participate in a workshop on Saturday, June 16 (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.) that will focus half on training and preparing volunteers for work in state parks and half on prairie restoration techniques. The day will conclude with a guided walk through the prairie by Dave Crawford. Past, present and future volunteers and [...]

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(sideshow)   Photos by Derrick Knutson There weren’t any tulips to tiptoe through June 9, but Wild River State Park volunteer Rubin Stenseng was able to find an ample amount of other flora during a wildflower walk. He showed the colorful plants to a group of park goers who showed up for the park’s Seegwan [...]

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Wild River State Park has packed away the snowshoes, skis and maple syruping supplies and is ready for the summer. Several activities and volunteer opportunities are fast approaching, so plan ahead and mark your calendars: Native Plant Sale: Sunday, May 20 (9 a.m. to 3 p.m.), Wild River State Park Visitor Center Landscape Photography Workshop [...]

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(slideshow) Wild River State Park near Amelund hosted a winter hike the evening of Jan. 14, which attracted an array of visitors who traversed over two miles of paths lit by luminaries. As a break from the cold, hikers warmed their bodies by a massive bonfire and huddled inside the park’s visitor center, drinking cider [...]

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By Derrick Knutson — Have you heard about the bird; specifically, the Carolina Wren in Wild River State Park that really shouldn’t be in Minnesota this time of year? The rusty brown bird’s territory encompasses much of the southeast portion of the United States, but it’s rare to spot the wren this far north, Wild [...]

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