Kinnickinnic State Park

IUCN Category V - Protected Landscape / Seascape


The Kinnickinnic State Park is a state park in Pierce County, Wisconsin. It is 503 hectares in size and lies at the mouth of the Kinnickinnic River in the St. Croix River.


The state park comprises sand delta at the mouth of the Kinnickinnic River in the St. Croix River. On the banks of the Kinnickinnic River, there are limestone cliffs.


As the Twin Cities stretched in the 60s of the 19th century to Wisconsin, many landowners chose to protect the scenic beauty at the mouth of the Kinnickinnic River. Then sold three families a total of 182 ha, to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to establish a new state parks. After the founding of the state parks in 1972, more than 20,000 trees were planted by many volunteers and created more than 10.5 km of hiking trails.


The banks of the Kinnickinnic River is bordered by Weymouth pines. In addition to trout, more than 140 different species of birds during the migration, such as water birds and the river. During the summer months, the number drops to 85 to 90 (especially pheasants and partridges ). In addition, during the winter months, bald eagles occur.

Furthermore, there are several species of mammals such as white-tailed deer, raccoons, mink, red and gray foxes, squirrels, rabbits, weasels and beavers.

1989 turkeys were settled in a state park again.


In State Park, there are a total of eight different trails.