8.5 Excellent
Hinckley, Minnesota

St. Croix State Park

Hinckley, Minnesota

30065 Saint Croix Park Rd
Hinckley, Minnesota 55037
Phone: (320) 384-6591

Sites: 215
Recent Rate: $25 11/2016

Add Review

Latitude: 46.011746959916
Longitude: -92.634476423264
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets yes
  • Showers Showers ?
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking ?
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water no
  • Sewer Sewer no
  • WiFi WiFi no
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service ?
  • Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup no
  • Phone Phone ?
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • yes-river Waterfront Waterfront yes-river
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Business Center Business Center ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping yes
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities ?
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services ?
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access ?
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp ?
  • Marina Marina ?
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Golfing Golfing ?
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) ?
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals ?
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa ?
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit ?
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball ?
  • Sports Field Sports Field ?
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games ?
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment ?
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre ?
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf ?
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong ?
  • Lake Lake ?
  • Pond Pond ?
  • River River yes
  • Creek Creek ?
  • Ocean Ocean ?
  • Water Park Water Park ?
  • Casino Casino ?

Review Details

Ratings overview

8 Reviews

These reviews are the opinion of an RVParkReviews’ member and not the views of RVParkReviews.com

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: November, 2016 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Excellent fall weather and a great time to camp. Campgrounds resemble a parking lot with sites packed so tight there is little or no privacy. However the crowds are minimal in late fall and the bugs are gone. The water is turned off except at main lodge where there are heated restrooms but no showers. So glad to have this park open all year long. Trails are great for long hikes and the rivers and bluffs offer great views. Lots to explore. Don't miss the fire tower and Kettle river high banks. We camped at St. Croix State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Site Number
Old logging trail
Site Surface
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

Was this campground review helpful? Yes No


Review Count: 96
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 15

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a very nice State Park located next to the St. Croix River. They are electric only sites. The park is very well maintained. We stayed there 2 nights. We did pop a breaker with the a/c running (one unit) and when checking the wattage, we had low wattage coming from the post. The gnats were very thick so we didn't get out too much, but both days we were there, they had activities going on. It is a very popular kayaking/canoeing destination and tour companies use the launch ramps. Plenty of shade. Nicely spaced sites. Walking trails. We camped at St. Croix State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Clean Restrooms
Clean Showers

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tips for other Campers:

Visit the Hinckley Fire Museum in Hinckley. Very interesting museum depicting the fire of 1894. Very well done, very affordable. $4.00

Was this campground review helpful? Yes No


Review Count: 66
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $28.00
Overall Rating:      

We really enjoyed this State Park. It has a lot of biking and hiking areas. The sites all had tall mature trees around them. Some of the sites were longer and more private than others. The camping area is quite a ways off of the main road (5 Miles). The sites were nice and level. We camped at St. Croix State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Was this campground review helpful? Yes No


Review Count: 27
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2012 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Among the largest parks in the state, St. Croix State Park offers recreational access to rivers and lakes. There is also an extensive network of biking and hiking trails, and an equestrian facility. Most campground guests take advantage of river-based recreation of one form or another, since the campground is remote and there are closer alternatives for other purposes. There is a concession on site that offers canoe and kayak rentals starting at about $40. There are a number of campsites that are hike-in or canoe-in only, inaccessible to RVs. The RV campground layout is similar to other state parks, only larger. There are 9 campground loops, all equipped with back-in sites. About half the sites are electric, more than are shown on official maps. To the extent I am able to determine, all of the electric sites are 30A. Though the loops are separated into three campgrounds: Riverview, Paint Rock Springs, and Old Logging Trail. They are adjacent and are similarly equipped. Wi-Fi is provided. Speeds are slow but usable. Like other Minnesota state parks, there is no water at individual sites, a policy the DNR has adopted to discourage grey water dumping. The sites themselves are grassy, of medium size, and generally have shade from tree cover. There is not much screening vegetation between sites. The sites are more closely spaced than at most other Minnesota state parks. Vehicle permits are required, $5 per day or $25 per year, for each vehicle. This being a large, heavily used facility, DNR staff are present in force during peak times, and a number of interpretive programs are offered, especially on weekends. Though we did not have any problems with overzealous enforcement, our sense overall was that compliance was expected with the many DNR policies given lip service at other parks. Bears have been an ongoing problem at this park. There have also been ongoing problems with other opportunistic wildlife, raccoons, etc. Finally, this park was part of a demonstration project in the 1940s that resulted in the construction of some unusually luxurious cabins and group facilities, which remain in place. We camped at St. Croix State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Was this campground review helpful? Yes No


Review Count: 17
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2008 - $24.00
Overall Rating:      

Large State Park. Electric loop gets crowded in the summer. Non electric loops have large campsites. Shower buildings are clean. Lots of bear activity the past few years. Playground for kids. We camped at St. Croix State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Was this campground review helpful? Yes No


Review Count: 89
States Visited: 21
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: September, 2007 - $25.00
Overall Rating:      

Plenty of walking Trails and Biking Trails. We hiked and biked on the roadway even. Nice secluded and the St Croix is beautiful this time of year. Price includes a daily park fee. We camped at St. Croix State Park in a Fifth Wheel.

Was this campground review helpful? Yes No


Review Count: 38
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2007 - $27.00
Overall Rating:      

Our site was in the Riverview loop, site 33. We were at an end and it was a large space. However, our campfire was close to the camper next to us and their camper, table and fire faced ours. I felt a little uncomfortable with that setup. Our kids wouldn't spend much time outside the camper because of the bugs. I had gathered ticks just walking to the bathroom. There were only two showers available to our loop. We all enjoyed the trails, biking and the beach. We drove around the park and discovered the fire tower. That was C O O L ! ! Loved that. We camped at St. Croix State Park in a Travel Trailer.

Was this campground review helpful? Yes No


Review Count: 63
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: August, 2006 - $22.00
Overall Rating:      

We've been here 3 times in the past several years. RiverView campground has the 42 electric sites. Best sites are at the North or South of the campground - those in the middle are not as level or as spacious. This campground is mostly open but sufficient old trees to provide good shade on most sites. Paint Rock Springs Campground is our 2nd favorite if all the elec sites are taken. The South end of the two Western loops have some nice non-elec sites (#106, 107, 105, etc). The Old Logging Trail Campground is perfect for tenters/pop-upers that like smaller sites carved out of the forest. These have a secluded feeling. Good hiking in the park. Canoe rental with transportation at concession stand near the lodge. Facilities are clean & modern. Rangers patrol frequently. Excellent firewood at fair price. Poor cell phone signal in park. We camped at St. Croix State Park in a Motorhome.

Was this campground review helpful? Yes No


Folks who viewed this campground also viewed:

Are you affiliated with St. Croix State Park?

Register below to access FREE and enhanced features.


Access Icon

Expanded Access & Listings

Access to marketing tools, ability respond to reviews and monitor performance as well as expanded listings.

Page Insights Icon

View Page Insights & Stats

Essential Marketing resources, page insights, daily reports, setup and manage notifications of newly posted reviews.

Reviews Icon

Manage your reviews

Review and respond to customer feedback, post review replies.

Manage Icon

Manage your RV Park Reviews Page

Expand your listing, Add photos and videos, update business details and more.

Helpful Tools Icon

Helpful Tools

Access the Help Center. Business development tools, forms and other tools to encourage your campers to post and promote your park. Widgets and Badges for use on your Park website.

We're continuing to improve our Campground Owner Management system and more enhancements are coming soon. Features subject to change.