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St. Croix Valley Memorial Forest

Become a part of a flourishing lakefront forest just 45 minutes from the Twin Cities

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What makes the St. Croix Valley Forest Special

Lakefront Vistas

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Diverse Tree Species

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Abundant Wildlife

Experience the forest sights and sounds

Our Guides will bring the forest to life with an online tour, or visit in-person to feel the magic firsthand.

Join the St. Croix Valley Community

Connect with people who love nature as much as you do.

We both have spent hours walking in different forests, taking in the sights, smells, and sounds. Woodlands are a place of restoration for us.

Laura D. St. Croix Valley Forest, Minnesota

Picking out a tree, a symbol of family and strength, felt right. My parent's tree is more than a place to visit, it’s a symbolic reminder of our connection.

Michelle C. St. Croix Valley Forest, Minnesota

Doug’s memorial was as he would have wanted it. It will be so much easier to remember the joys and happy times when we visit a living forest.

Mary T. St. Croix Valley Forest, Minnesota

Explore with a Better Place Forests Guide

Browse and shop the St. Croix Valley Forest with one-on-one support from a Guide. You can choose favorites online or visit the forest in-person to find your forever tree.

Visiting the St. Croix Valley Forest

Forest Visiting Hours

Thursday – Monday 10:00am – 5:00pm
by appointment only – schedule below 

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