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Camping

Prefer to enjoy the great outdoors when you travel? As a central hub for outdoor enthusiasts, Stillwater has a few tent, camper cabin, or RV camping options nearby. Sleep within the lush bluff country and explore the river valleys at nearby State and county parks.

 

William Obrien State Park  16821 O’Brien Trail N. Marine on St. Croix, MN 55047 651.433.0500 (closest State Park to historic downtown)
Lake Elmo Park Reserve 1515 Keats Ave N. Lake Elmo, MN 55042 651.430.8370
Afton State Park 6959 Peller Ave S. Hastings, MN 55033 651.436.5391
St. Croix Bluffs Regional Park 10191 St. Croix Trail S. Hastings, MN 55033 651.430.8240
Interstate Park  307 Milltown Road Taylors Falls, MN 55084 651.465.5711
Wild River State Park   39797 Park Trail Center City, MN 55012 651.583.2125

 

Golden Acres RV Park 15150 Square Lake Trail N Stillwater, MN 55082. 651.429.2168
St. Paul East RV Park  568 Settler’s Ridge Parkway Woodbury, MN 55129  651.436.6436
Wildwood RV Park & Campground 20078 Lake Blvd. Shafer, MN 55074 651.465.6365

 

Wisconsin Side of the St. Croix River
Willow River  1034 County Hwy A Hudson, WI 54016 715.386.5931
Apple River Family Campground 345 Churchill Road Somerset, WI 54025 715.781.8727
Interstate Park  Hwy 35 St. Croix Falls, WI 54024 715.483.3747

 

Visit MN State Parks, WI State Parks, or Washington County Parks for more information.

Lowell Park

201 Water Street - Lowell Park
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.430.8837

This is the riverfront area of downtown Stillwater where many events are held. Take in a riverside walk or picnic in the grassy areas, view the historic lift bridge from this park. Gazebo area is a popular place to get married. Lowell Park is maintained by the City of Stillwater.

Pioneer Park

515 North 2nd St.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.430.8837

Stop by for one of the best view of Stillwater as the park is perched on a bluff on the northern side of downtown. Playground, shelter, BBQ, private rental spaces for weddings and events. Pioneer Park is maintained by the City of Stillwater. Voted Best View in 2016 by City Pages!

State Parks – Minnesota & Wisconsin

Stillwater is located along the St. Croix River on the border of Minnesota and Wisconsin, so visitors have the benefit of access to both Minnesota (866.857.2757) and Wisconsin (800.372.3607) State Park system.

State Parks closest to Stillwater are:
William O’Brien  16821 O’Brien Trail North Marine on St. Croix, MN 55047  (651.433.0500)
Wild River  39797 Park Trail Center City, MN 55012  (651.583.2125)
Afton State Park  6959 Peller Ave S Hastings, MN 55033  (651.436.5391)
Willow River
  1034 County Hwy A Hudson, WI 54016  (715-386-5931)

 

TEDDY BEAR PARK

S. 2nd St. & Nelson St.
Stillwater, MN 55082 (view map)
651.430.8800

An award-winning urban seasonal park is a paradise for toddlers up to age seven. Kids climb on giant Teddy Bears, a giant train, and a crazy tree house with slides. Parking available across the street. FREE and open to the public 8am-8pm mid-April through mid-October. Adjacent building available for private rental. Teddy Bear Park is maintained by the City of Stillwater. Voted one of the Best Playgrounds in Minnesota by WCCO!

Washington County Parks

Stillwater is located in Washington County with many nearby large outdoor recreation areas such as:


Lake Elmo Park Reserve (Beach/playground/multi-use trails/camping) 1515 Keats Ave. N. Lake Elmo, MN 651.430.8370
Square Lake Park (beach/fishing) 15450 Square Lake Trail North Stillwater, MN  651.430.8200
Pine Point Park (multi-use trails – Gateway State Bike Trail) 11900 Norell Avenue N. Stillwater, MN
Big Marine Park Reserve (boat launch/beach/playground/trails) 17495 Manning Trail N. Stillwater, MN  651.430.8200

 

Pick up Washington County Parks & Trails Maps at any of the above locations.

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