Cottage Grove Ravine Regional Park

Please note the red trail North of intersections #5 and #6 are blocked off due to prescribed grazing. You may go on the trail up to the grazing area, but know you will have to turn around.  


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.

Location of Goats

Washington County parks in partnership with the South Washington Watershed District is using goats to control garlic mustard and undesirable shrubs such as Common buckthorn and Tartarian honeysuckle in areas being restored to Oak Savanna. The goats are being brought in by Diversity Landworks, and will be in and out of the park through September. Please check this website for the most up to date information on where the goats are.

Updated on 9/12/20

  The Goats are in V. You might be able to see them from the trail or Utility Line, but it is another hilly and remote site. The goats will most likely be out of the park on 9/20/20.

CGR Paddocks for 2020


Park Facilities and Activities

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