Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park

Trail work north of picnic shelter - Please use other trails

Trails are being seeded north of the picnic shelter, during this time please use other trails during this time. 

Buckthorn removed on west side of ravine lake thanks to FMR!

Friends of the Mississippi River (FMR) continued their stewardship efforts at the park this winter by removing 21 acres of buckthorn from an oak savanna/oak forest on the west side of Ravine Lake. This expands upon 35 acres of work they have already completed since 2013. Thank you to FMR and all the volunteers who have helped!


Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park consists of 515 acres of hills and dramatic, heavily wooded ravines with occasional clearings of prairie and old field. This varied topography and landscape creates an unusual variety of vegetation and habitats. Look for grouse, ermine, cottontail rabbits, deer and a number of bird species, including the pileated woodpecker.

Vehicle permits are required for all vehicles entering the park.

Park Facilities and Activities

  • Hiking Trails 
  • Paved Trails 
  • Picnic Pavilion (Not reservable)
  • Play Structure