Native yellow sunflowers in a field

Meet our Friends Group Partner

Parks & Trails Council is proud to partner with this independent friends group.

Parks & Trails Council cannot accept donations on behalf of this friends group.

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


Two people standing next to an American flag, holding up the
Wild Friends Award 2024 - Gloria Peterson
Three people standing in front of a kayak, which has been parked on a riverbank.
River cleanup
Luminaries dotting a darkened, forested area. A visitor center is in the background.
Candlelight Night
A snowy path lined with glowing red luminaries. At the end of the path is a bonfire.
Bonfire Candlelight Night
A group of runners proceeds down a paved trail on a sunny day.
5k Otter Trotter Fun Run

Friends of Wild River State Park


Closeup of black-eyed susan flower in a field


NSTT Fall Fun Walks

Seegwan – A Celebration of Spring!

runners on a paved trail

Otter Trotter 5k

Scavenger Hunt Banner

2021 Scavenger Hunts

Group of volunteers by St. Croix River and garbage they cleaned up

St. Croix River Cleanup

Native yellow sunflowers in a field

[Cancelled] Pancake Breakfast & Annual Meeting

Friends of Wild River State Park


Friends of Wild River State Park

Our Partner Grant Project

Parks & Trails Council of Minnesota offers grants to support friends groups' projects.

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