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Notices:
The Lake Elmo Swim Pond will be closed for renovations through July 31, 2016.  Watch here for opening notices.


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All things green in our park system

































Celebrating green. © Washington County Parks courtesy of 
Christa Rittenberg




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

The
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.


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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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