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The Lake Elmo Swim Pond is currently closed for renovations, but will reopen on August 1, 2016.  Click here for more info!

Due to high water on the St. Croix River - the St. Croix Bluffs fishing pier and beach are closed.  The boat launch is open, but the docks are not in full service.
Seasonal Positions now available for Guest Services and Lifeguards.

2016 Pavilion/Camping Reservations & Program Registration
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Lake Elmo Park Reserve Trail

 Trail at Lake Elmo Park Reserve © Washington County Parks

Washington County

is endowed with natural resources that are aesthetically pleasing and diverse. A variety of land forms, high-quality lakes, woodlands, wetlands, and two nationally significant river valleys provide county residents with a wealth of natural amenities.

Visitors are encouraged to navigate these diverse amenities at a leisurely pace as they enjoy the natural beauty of Washington County.

Parks and Trails

parks in Washington County provide residents and visitors an opportunity to explore natural resources through a wide variety of recreational facilities; including camping, swimming, picnicking, and fishing. Miles of trails are available for hiking, biking, in-line skating, horse-back riding and cross country skiing in the winter. Recreational facilities are located in parks and on trails throughout the county.

County Parks Map

Historical Structures

Many unique historical structures can be visited in Washington County. The most prominent, the
Historic Courthouse, is a part of the Parks Division. Opened in 1867, two years after the end of the Civil War, the courthouse was the center of Washington County government for more than 100 years. Today, its amenities and activities include a banquet facility, archives and research, exhibits and re-enactments, and guided tours.

Lake Elmo Park Office
Phone: 651-430-8370

St. Croix Bluffs Park Office
Phone: 651-430-8240
24-Hour Information Line: 651-430-8368


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