Big Marine Park Reserve

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Big Marine Park Reserve is in the northern part of Washington County. The park was selected as a regional facility because of its excellent natural resource features, including the St. Croix Valley/northeast ground moraine and high-quality upland and wetland wildlife habitat. When completed, the park will be 1,800 acres, with 80 percent of its acreage set aside for preservation and protection. This 80 percent will eventually resemble the land as it was prior to the arrival of the settlers in the mid-1800s.

Vehicle permits are required for all vehicles entering the park.

New for 2020: Picnic Pavilion Reservations can be made online

Just click the ONLINE RESERVATIONS link to go to the Washington County Parks online reservation page, and login to make your 2020 plans!

Please check availability here

Reservations for 2020 begin online Tuesday, January 7th at 8 a.m. Park Offices will begin accepting phone call or in-person reservations at the Lake Elmo Park Office Tuesday, January 21st at 8:00 a.m.  

Park Facilities and Activities