Camping at State Park #3
Oct 4-6, 2024

Enjoy a wonderous weekend camping trip at Minnesota's largest state park, St. Croix State Park. Enjoy camping, fishing, tasty campfire meals, campfire stories, and sleeping under the stars! This will be a great fun along with some adventure!

We plan to leave the Twin Cities area on Friday at around Noon and return approximately 4pm on Sunday. Transportation is provided from the Twin Cities to St. Croix State Park and back. The drive is about 90 minutes.

Wild Hearts will provide all of the equipment, food and guides.

You are responsible for:

  • Your clothing
  • Personal care items
  • Fishing license and tackle if you desire to fish (no license required if fishing from shore within Park boundaries).
  • Getting to pick-up location
  • Adventurous attitude

St. Croix offers a great camping experiece along with lots of hiking trails andeasy access to the river. You are welcome to take advantage of the opportunity to do some fishing. The river shores are generally sandy and it is possible to take a dip in the river. We will probably eat dinner around 5:30pm, with your guides doing all the cooking while the participants will be tasked with set up and clean up. The food will be plentiful and delicious! We also provide snacks for your enjoyment throughout the day. For water, the park has easily accessible drinking water.

We will have the opportunity to have campfires both in the mornings and evenings. At times, we will take advantage of this time together to have conversation as a group.

Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns. Participation packets will be available approximately one month prior to the trip. We will also schedule a group Zoom meeting with participants approximately 2 weeks prior to the trip.

Documents

Important stuff will show up here when needed and when available! Check back often if you are going on an adventure with us because there could be some really, super-important stuff here. No, really, it could be the kind of stuff that decides whether you have a great trip or not like... oh, a list of things to pack, for example. That could be crucial. Actually, there's no "could" in that... it's definitely crucial.

Participant Waiver of Liability
This is a required document to be signed by the participant or guardian before your upcoming trip. (.pdf download)

Meet Your Guides

Paul Lanhart

Lead Guide

I started Wild Hearts because of a longing to reach out to those who have struggled with substance abuse and other destructive life choices to help them rebuild relationships with their families and with God. My desire to do this through wilderness experiences comes from a life-long love of the outdoors nurtured by my parents’ many family camping and canoeing trips. I now share this passion with my wife of 40 years, Pam and our four children, Diana, Andy, Jake and Nikki. I am also blessed with 10 grandchildren that I can share the beauty of God’s creation with!

I am an experienced outdoorsman and have led numerous trips to the Rocky Mountains, the BWCA, St. Croix River, the Appalachian Trail and many of our state parks and forests. Along with wilderness adventures, I love kayaking, backpacking, hiking, mountain biking, CrossFit workouts, watching movies and playing the occasional video game.  I am also a commissioned pastor with Breakthrough Ministries.

2nd Guide yet to be assigned.