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Big Marine Park Reserve

Our Washington County park permit does not expire until September so we went venturing out to check out the Big Marine Park Reserve. The permit allows us to bypass the main office to register.

Upon entering the park we noticed that everywhere we looked the park was well maintained.

Big Marine Park Reserve

The park has a boat launch which was being used but the path to the beach was under water. There is also a fishing pier available to fishermen.

Big Marine Park Reserve

Boat Launch

The park has ample picnic shelters with charcoal grills, tennis courts and even a place to play horseshoe.

Picnic Shelters

Tennis Courts

Horseshoe anyone? 

It took awhile for us to find the path that led us to the view of the St. Croix River as it was not clearly marked. We were a little disappointed that the view is somewhat obscured by trees.

A bridge to the nature path

View of the St. Croix River

As we were walking we noticed an evergreen tree that looked like a weeping willow. Anyone know what the name of it is?

“Weeping Willow” Evergreen

Although we were there in the early afternoon on a beautiful sunny day, few people were frequenting the park (with the exception of one large group).

This would be a good place to have a family reunion as they also have a playground for children.

The park is located at 17495 Manning Trail, Marine on St. Croix, MN.

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