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Oak Savanna Park

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Oak Savanna Park Trail Guide (PDF)

Ski Oak Savanna

Features

  1. Cross Country Skiing
  2. Hiking
  3. Horseback Riding
  4. Snowshoeing
  5. Wildlife Viewing

About the Park

Located ¼ miles east of Minnesota Highway 25 on the north side of U.S. Highway 10. Parking for pedestrian trail users is located at the Sherburne History Center. Trails can be accessed from History Center Trail.

The Oak Savanna Park is a living legacy of the conservation ethic lived out in the lives of Bill and Margaret Cox. In 1997, these 140 acres were gifted to the County for the use and enjoyment of people in the community and forever protected in the MN Land Trust.

Since acquisition, the County has worked to manage the land in a way that protects and enhances the rare plant communities that are found here.

In addition, more than 4 miles of hiking through diverse native prairie, pine plantation, oak forest and oak savanna, offer visitors an opportunity to recreate in a natural setting.

Equestrian visitors can enjoy a designated parking area for trailers and nearly 2.5 miles of trails through native prairie, pine plantation, oak forest and oak savanna.  

Both the hiking and equestrian trails connect to Becker City Park for additional riding and hiking!


Trail Construction April 25th through June 24th

Oak Savanna Park Trail Closed

Sherburne County is starting work to construct an accessible surface trail loop from the Sherburne History Center to the Historic Fox House Exhibit!  Only a portion of the Oak Savanna Park Trail System will be closed – see map here


Oak Savanna Habitat Restoration

Loggerhead Shrike – endanger species.  Photo Credit – National Audubon Society.

Sherburne County Parks is continuing a habitat enhancement project funded through the Lessard Sams Outdoor Heritage Fund. The project included selective tree harvest and removal and treatment of invasive species in 2019. Successful habitat management is never a “one and done” scenario. Follow-up treatments are critical to maintain and increase the biodiversity that threatens many species of pollinators, birds, mammals and reptiles. Next steps will include prescribed burning and spot treatment of invasive shrub resprouts. 

Please contact Gina Hugo for more information. Project Map


Park Rules and Ordinance

To ensure safety and enjoyment for all park visitors, the County thanks you for observing the rules of the park ordinance.


Please stay on designated trails

All pets must be on a leash not longer than 6 feet

Please pick up after your pets


Prohibited:

  • Motorized vehicles
  • Hunting
  • Camping
  • Fires (unless in designated fire ring)
  • Digging, transplanting of plants or other soil disturbance
  • Littering or dumping