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Como Park

For over one hundred years, Como Park has played a vital role in meeting the recreational needs of residents of Saint Paul and surrounding communities. Inspired in part by the landscape designs of H.W.S. Cleveland, Frederick Nussbaumer, Superintendent of Parks from 1891 to 1922, worked tirelessly to create an outdoor haven for the area's urban population.

 

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Como Park , St Paul, MN  - a 385 acre city park with zoo and conservatory dating back to 1873. A great site for a city park sprint. 

 

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Registration/Check-in location:  Como West Picnic Shelter

Do not follow your GPS or posted park signs as they will likely take you through the embargoed area. Approach should be from the west to avoid going through the event area in the main section of the park. Take Snelling Avenue off I-94 and then Como Avenue East to Hamline, proceed 1 block N and then turn E into the park. Parking is 100m into the park. All Como parking lots are available.  Priority to picnic shelter parking followed by Conservatory Parking.

Interstate State park

Interstate Park comprises two adjacent state parks on the Minnesota–Wisconsin border, both named Interstate State Park. They straddle the Dalles of the St. Croix River, a deep basalt gorge with glacial potholes and other rock formations. 

 

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Interstate Park, St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin - Wisconsin's oldest state park has a mixture of floodplain, rocky outcrops and bluffs in 1330 acres along the St Croix National Scenic Riverway.  An interesting mix of different terrains gives fun orienteering.

 

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Interstate State Park Address:  State Highway 35 St. Croix Falls, WI 54024

Interstate Park is in St. Croix Falls, on Wisconsin Highway 35 just 1/2 mile south of U.S. Highway 8. The park is open from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m. every day. Geographic coordinates are 45° 23' 34.93" N, 92° 38' 26.57" W.  Follow the orienteering signs to the start/registration location.

Mille Lacs Kathio State Park

Mille Lacs Kathio State Park is in the Mille Lacs Landscape Region. The park is primarily a second-growth forest of aspen, birch, maple, oak, and other northern hardwoods. Wetlands are abundant in the eskers on which the park is located. A few isolated remnant stands of conifers provide diversity to the landscape and a hint of what the forest looked like a century ago.  More Information.

 

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Mille Lacs Kathio State Park- 11,600 acres of wooded glacial terminal moraine on the southern shore of Lake Mille Lacs.  Intricate orienteering in complex topography.

 

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Mille Lacs Kathio State Park Address:  15066 Kathio State Park Road Onamia, MN 56359

Go to mile post marker #221 on US Hwy 169, about 8 miles north of Onamia. Watch for the Kathio Arrowhead sign and take County Road 26 for about a mile, to the park entrance.  Follow the orienteering signs to the start/registration location.