The 125 acres of Root River Park offers many secluded areas to sit and relax, or simply enjoy the outdoors. Root River Park is the perfect spot to have a family picnic. The park has plenty of space to roam, along with a restroom, picnic tables, and fire pits located near the parking lot. Amenities include fishing, hiking, and picnicking.
A 2-mile looped hiking trail winds through the meadows and wooded hills along Root River providing visitors with a variety of options of beauty and natural history. A hike any time of the year promises to be a delightful experience. Benches are located near the trail throughout the park.
Root River Park is open from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m., 365 days a year and is located at 4012 80 St SE in Rochester, MN.
- No bicycles or recreational vehicles are allowed.
- No camping is allowed.
- Dogs must be leashed at all times within the designated leashed pet areas, and cleaned up after. Leash length must not be longer than six feet.
- Wood for picnic fires must be certified clean (clean wood can be purchased from places like Hy-Vee and Kwik Trip).
- The picnic area near the parking lot that includes picnic tables and fire pits. There are no picnic shelters at this time.
- Portable toilets.
- Shoreline fishing.
If you want to volunteer at Root River Park, please complete the volunteer application.