Native yellow sunflowers in a field

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Friends of Wild River State Park

MissionMap of Mn with Wild River State Park pinpointed

A community organization devoted to preserving and enhancing the experience of Wild River State Park. Through various activities and efforts we seek to sustain the natural beauty and ecology of the park, support interpretive and environmental education programs of the park, augment the work of the park staff through recommendations for activities and improvements and increase local interest and utilization of the park facilities.

Friends Since


Group serving pancakes in the park visitor center
Friends of Wild River organize a pancake breakfast to raise funds for the park
Group of volunteers by St. Croix River and garbage they cleaned up
Friends of Wild River State Park organize clean up events for the park

More about these Friends

July 30, 2018

Keeping Our River Clean – Annual St. Croix River Cleanup

The Friends of Wild River State Park has an annual summer tradition of gathering to canoe down part of the river—from Sunrise ...
June 11, 2018

BSA Scouts Join Friends of Wild River to Protect Young Oak Trees

On National Get Outdoors Day, youth with a troop of Boy Scouts of America put on their sunscreen and bug spray and “got ...
May 4, 2018

P&TC awards $5,000 grants to Friends Groups for restoration ...

Five volunteer-led Friends Groups have each received a $5,000 grant from Parks & Trails Council of Minnesota to spearhead ...
March 19, 2018

Friends of Wild River State Park and area school students are a ...

CHISAGO — Friends of Wild River State Park has partnered with the Chisago Lake School District Life Work Center (LWC) ...
December 1, 2012

Maple syrup brings friends together

The pancake breakfast just never goes out of style and, for the Friends of Wild River State Park, it’s a great annual ...