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William O'Brien State Park

State Highway 95, Marine on Saint Croix, MN
+1 651-433-0500
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Light hiking trail

I very much like the hiking trail at William o Brien state park. The trail winds around Lake Alice... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Scandia, Minnesota
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Lunch at the park

The park was beautiful and the beach was perfect. The benches on the beach was nice to sit on. The... read more

Reviewed 11 September 2017
Stephanie F
Medina, Minnesota
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  • Poor2%
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State Highway 95, Marine on Saint Croix, MN
+1 651-433-0500
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I very much like the hiking trail at William o Brien state park. The trail winds around Lake Alice and goes along the St. Croix river. The loop is around 1.6 miles. The gravel is just right. It gradually goes up and down so no...More

Thank aedarshani5
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

The park was beautiful and the beach was perfect. The benches on the beach was nice to sit on. The woods and flowers were very pretty. The visitor center was fun and many things to look at

Thank Stephanie F
Reviewed 14 August 2017

This is a nice Park for family camping and only half hour from Twin cities. Great for hiking as well. The Hiking trails are nice, the park is clean and we had a great time.

1  Thank Lee T
Reviewed 26 June 2017

We visited this park on a Sunday afternoon. The weather was sunny and mild, and we walked most of trails on the visitor center side for about 3 hours. Then we drove to east side of the park with the beach and the river, walked...More

Thank LisaMNUSA
Reviewed 30 May 2017

We stayed at William O'Brien State Park for Mothers Day weekend. It was the perfect distance away from the Twin Cities for a quick two night camping trip. It was very clean, quiet and we really felt like we were out of the cities and...More

1  Thank canamhockeyfam
Reviewed 13 May 2017

I thought from the name of the "Savanna" campground that there would be open spaces and maybe some trees. There were. I also hoped that the park would account for the lack of trees by making the campsites larger. They did not. From the window...More

1  Thank Nathan S
Reviewed 27 March 2017

We are so fortunate to have our state park system. Inviting, typically well kept, and so many recreational opportunities. O'Brien lives up to that, too. Great hiking trails even in the spring they are doing pretty well with not too many mucky areas. The visitor...More

1  Thank JCJake
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Ended up here after trying to go to Interstate but it was too icy; great views of the river and a wonderful park for hikes!

Thank Rachel C
Reviewed 19 October 2016

There are two campsites available, (also group sites) with showers and flush toilets, some sites have electric plug ins. The Riverside camp is by the St. Croix river, with a wooded trail along the river, the other, Savannah, is more wide open, with trails through...More

3  Thank Diner E
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Me and my fiancé decided to go here for a day trip in September with our pup. It was a wonderful, serene place with great scenery. The trails were good, and there did not seem to be many people around, when compared to the close-by...More

Thank Brian S
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Marine Cafe
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