16821 O’Brien Trail N, Marine on St Croix, MN 55047
This family-friendly walk along the beautiful St. Croix will explore the lower part of William O’Brien State Park, looking for spring warblers, vireos, and eagles soaring over the river. If we listen closely, we may hear wood thrush singing and later in the walk we will visit a small stream where both Northern and Louisiana Waterthrush have been seen. The last part of the walk passes Alice Lake which is usually a good place for waterfowl and herons.
DIRECTIONS We will meet at the parking lot by the swimming beach. When you enter the park from Hwy. 95 follow the signs to the beach and boat launch (road passes under HWY. 95 and down the hill). NOTE – Annual or Daily MN State Park Pass Required – if you don’t have one, please arrive early so you can use the self-serve kiosk. Email leader if you need to borrow a pair of binoculars.
INSTRUCTIONS Bring water, insect repellant and field guide.
DIFFICULTY Easy. Flat wood chip and paved trails. About 1.2 miles. Restrooms at the boat launch area and about halfway at campgrounds.
LEADER Greg Burnes [email protected] 612-205-3071