Rice Creek Chain of Lakes Park Reserve

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The 5,500-acre Rice Creek Chain of Lakes Park Reserve is one of the largest in the seven-county metropolitan area and contains some of the most significant native wildlife habitat and water resources in the regional area.

The park offers a wide variety of amenities, including the Wargo Nature Center, Chomonix Golf Course, Rice Creek Campground, and Centerville Lake Beach. Other amenities include picnic areas, boat launch facilities, biking and hiking trails, playgrounds and a fishing pier. A unique partnership with the YMCA Day Camp Heritage offers another day camp opportunity for the community.

The Anoka County Parks Department is in the process of exploring the addition of single-track mountain bike trails to Rice Creek Chain of Lakes Park Reserve. While still in the planning phase, the proposed trail system would be a total of roughly 7-9 miles of single-track trails in 5 separate nodes within the park. The project would be completed in two phases over the course of a few years. Check out the map of the proposed trails.

Vehicle Entry into the Park

Please note that all motorized vehicles are required to purchase a vehicle entry permit to the regional parks. Entry permits are available at the Campground Visitor Center and Anoka County License Centers.

Daily PermitAnnual Permit
$6 per day$30 per year

*The annual permit is honored at all Anoka County regional parks as well as regional parks in Washington and Carver counties.