Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park

Cottage Grove Ravine Fishing Pier


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.

Prescribed Grazing with Goats

Goats are being used to set back garlic mustard throughout the park. The location of the goats will be updated below. The Goats are moving fast, so we would recommend seeing them soon as possible (estimated leaving date of May 22). Please note the "kids" sometimes go in and out of the fence due to their size, if you see one please gently put them back in without touching the fence.

Goats are between Paddock V and S, they are very hard to see! Click on the link below for a map with units. Updated 5/13/21.

Cottage Grove Ravine Goat Grazing Units 

Link to sign up Activity Registration (   

Thursday May 20 at 4:00 pm. Meet near the fishing pier on Ravine Lake

Saturday, May 22 at 10:00 am. Meet near the fishing pier on Ravine Lake

Park Facilities and Activities

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