Campfire Programs

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Lake Elmo Park Reserve
1515 Keats Ave N. Lake Elmo, MN 55042
Contact Station: 651-430-8370

St. Croix Bluffs Regional Park

10191 St. Croix Trail S Hastings, MN 55033
Contact Station: 651-430-8240


Saturday evenings at 7:15 p.m. from Memorial Day through Labor Day
, join area naturalists at outdoor park amphitheaters for a variety of engaging nature programs. Each program runs 45 minutes and will present live creatures, facts, and/or exhibits for hands-on, family learning. Program topics include animal adaptations, bats, bird banding, bugs, dragonflies, frogs, hawks, owls, snakes, raptors, wolves, and much more!

All campfire programs are free to campers and visitors with a vehicle permit ($7/day or $30/annual). Programs include a bonfire (when conditions allow). Bench seating and grassy areas are available, however, visitors are more than welcome to bring camp chairs and blankets for comfort.

Camping reservations are available, but not required to attend campfire programs.

Date Lake Elmo Park Reserve Nordic Center
2017 Presenter Topic
October 20, Friday of
MEA Weekend 6 p.m. 
Dwight Wilcox Storyteller Not So Scary Stories

Free S'mores & Cider! 
October 28, Saturday

6 p.m.

Dwight Wilcox Storyteller Scary Stories 

Free S'mores & Cider!