Wild River State Park Professional Review and Guide
"The trails go from a large meadow to a lowland forest on broad terraces alongside the river, featuring an Interpretive center and wildflowers in the forest and the prairie. Wild River refers not to a turbulent whitewater river, but to the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act of 1968.
This act, which included the Saint Croix as one of the eight original designated rivers, protected rivers rich in ecological, scenic, recreational, geologic, historic, and cultural significance. And the Saint Croix River easily meets these criteria, with abundant animal life and lush forests. This park follows 16 miles of river, covered with virgin forests, some secondary growth forest, and wetlands."