Oak Savanna Park
- Cross Country Skiing
- Horseback Riding
- 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!
Oak Savanna Park Trail Construction COMPLETE!
Sherburne County put the finishing touches on the trail project today! Thanks to funding from the Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund, the County was able to construct an accessible trail loop from the Sherburne History Center to an overlook on Clitty Lake and around the Historic Fox House Exhibit. The trail continues south along 27th Avenue to also provide connection to the Farm Friends Barn! The trail is constructed of crushed limestone and friendly to stroller and mobility devices!
Oak Savanna Habitat Restoration
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
- Motorized vehicles
- Fires (unless in designated fire ring)
- Digging, transplanting of plants or other soil disturbance
- Littering or dumping