Friends of William O達rien

The Friends of William O達rien State Park is a volunteer organization. Its mission is sustaining the natural beauty , primitive nature and visitor related services of the Park. The FOWOBSP serve as a support group to the park staff by educating the public, promoting awareness of the park痴 resources, and providing volunteers and support when needed.

The Friends Group meet at least two times per year in regular scheduled meetings and at other times as planning needs and current projects warrant.

William O達rien State Park is located on the St. Croix River, on Minnesota State Highway 95, 11 miles north of Stillwater (1 mile north of Marine on the St. Croix) and 3 miles south east of Scandia and highway 97.

Our address is:

Friends of William O達rien State Park,

16821 O達rien Trail N.,

Marine on St. Croix, MN 55047

e-mail us at:

To become a member or download our brochure, click here.

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President: Joe Hanson

Vice President:

Secretary: Nancy Hokenson





The next meeting of the Friends is:


The Headquarters building and entrance station at William O達rien State Park.

Information on the park and the Friends Group is available at the Park Headquarters. The park phone number is: 651-433-0500.

Please remember a Minnesota State Park Permit is required to enter any Minnesota State Park.



Park Map

For a downloadable pdf of the park map, click here. For a campground map, click here.


Parks and Trail Council of Minnesota ran a nice feature on the Friends in their magazine a few summers ago.

To read the article, click here.


Peterson Bluebird House kits are for sale by the Friends.  They can be purchased by contacting us and are also available at the park. Please see the Park Naturalist.



For Reference

The Friends have suspended normal operations. This site, specifically the 脱vents page will be maintained for the near future. Please see the 鮮ewsletter page.