Rockville County Park

 
     
 
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Stearns County

 
     
 

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Rockville Park Map (PDF)

 
         
 

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Size

 
 

294 acres

 
         
 

Parking

 
 

11503 Glacier Road
Rockville, MN 56301

Parking lot
N45 28.519, W94 21.043

 
         
 

Hours

 
 

6 am - 11 pm

 
         
 

Fees

 
 

No fee

 
         
 

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          Central Minnesota  
     
 
Activities
 
 

Hiking Trails

 
 

Walking and horseback trails: about 4 miles

Walking only trails: about 2 miles

 
     
 

Hunting

 
 

No hunting

 
     
 
Ecology
 
 

Ecological Classification

  Ecological Classification  
  Ecological Province    

Eastern Broadleaf Forest Province

   
  Ecological Section    

Minnesota & NE Iowa Morainal

   
  Ecological Subsection    

Hardwood Hills

   
  Land Type Association    

Holdingford Till Plain

St. Rosa Till Plain

   
             
 

Native Plant Communities*

   
 

Silver Maple - Green Ash - Cottonwood Terrace Forest

Tamarack Swamp (Southern)

 

   
  * Source: The Minnesota Biological Survey, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Division of Ecological Resources      
         
 

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About

Rockville County Park was established in late 2006 and early 2007 through the purchase of three major parcels of property.

 

 

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  Rockville County Park Open House
Duane Kuss
 
   
 
About

May 4, 2012

In this story, you’ll meet Stearns County Park Director, Chuck Wocken. Chuck begins by giving us a personal tour of a pristine babbling brook that can be found in the park. Wocken talks about the natural beauty of the area and how the County plans to create trails within the park that do not disrupt the magnificence of the wooded area. Future plans for the park possibly include picnic areas with a play structure and shelter, canoeing, camping, fishing, hiking, cross-country ski trails, environmental education and possibly horseback riding.

   
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Amphibians

 
  American toad (Anaxyrus americanus)   American toad  
 

Birds

 
 

Six bird species with conservation status in Minnesota have been seen here:

Special Concern

Franklin’s Gull (Leucophaeus pipixcan)

Lark Sparrow (Chondestes grammacus)

Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)

Purple Martin (Progne subis)

Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)

Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator)

 
 

eBird Field Checklist

 
 

American Robin (Turdus migratorius)

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)

Brown-headed Cowbird (Molothrus ater)

Clay-colored Sparrow (Spizella pallida)

Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)

Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus)

Eastern Phoebe (Sayornis phoebe)

Eastern Wood-peewee (Contopus virens)

Great Blue Heron (Ardea herodias)

Hairy Woodpecker (Leuconotopicus villosus)

Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)

Northern Flicker (Colaptes auratus)

Red-bellied Woodpecker (Melanerpes carolinus)

Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)

Ring-necked Pheasant (Phasianus colchicus)

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus)

Sandhill Crane (Antigone canadensis tabida)

Sedge Wren (Cistothorus platensis)

Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)

Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)

Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)

Veery (Catharus fuscescens)

White-breasted Nuthatch (Sitta carolinensis)

 

Black-capped Chickadee

Blue Jay

Brown-headed Cowbird

Northern Cardinal

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Tree Swallow

White-breasted Nuthatch

 
 

Fishes

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Fishes List

 
         
 

Fungi and Lichens

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Lichens List

 
 

Black Knot (Apiosporina morbosa)

Crown Rust (Puccinia coronata)

  Crown Rust  
 

Insects and Arachnids

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Insects List

 
 

black cherry finger gall mite (Eriophyes cerasicrumena)

chokecherry finger gall mite (Eriophyes emarginatae)

common eastern bumble bee (Bombus impatiens)

common green darner (Anax junius)

common metarranthis (Metarranthis hypochraria)

dot-tailed whiteface (Leucorrhinia intacta

eastern tiger swallowtail (Papilio glaucus)

elm bead gall mite (Aceria campestricola)

four-spotted skimmer (Libellula quadrimaculata)

goldenrod bunch gall midge (Rhopalomyia solidaginis)

linden wart gall midge (Contarinia verrucicola)

monarch (Danaus plexippus)

northern crescent (Phyciodes cocyta)

orange sulphur (Colias eurytheme)

red admiral (Vanessa atalanta)

twelve-spotted skimmer (Libellula pulchella)

white-striped black (Trichodezia albovittata)

 

common green darner

four-spotted skimmer

monarch

northern crescent

white-striped black

 
 

Mammals

 
 

eastern chipmunk (Tamias striatus)

plains pocket gopher (Geomys bursarius)

whitetail deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

  eastern chipmunk  
 

Plants

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas and Minnesota Biological Survey Vegetation Releves Plant List

 
 

Plants frequently found in:

Silver Maple - Green Ash - Cottonwood Terrace Forest FFs59a

Tamarack Swamp (Southern) FPs63a

     
 

 

absinth wormwood (Artemisia absinthium)

American basswood (Tilia americana var. americana)

American black currant (Ribes americanum)

American cow parsnip (Heracleum sphondylium ssp. montanum)

American elm (Ulmus americana)

American hazel (Corylus americana)

American hog peanut (Amphicarpaea bracteata var. bracteata)

American red raspberry (Rubus idaeus ssp. strigosus)

American vetch (Vicia americana ssp. americana)

annual fleabane (Erigeron annuus)

Aunt Lucy (Ellisia nyctelea)

Bell’s honeysuckle (Lonicera × bella)

big bluestem (Andropogon gerardi)

black ash (Fraxinus nigra)

black cherry (Prunus serotina var. serotina)

black medick (Medicago lupulina)

black-seeded plantain (Plantago rugelii var. rugelii)

bland sweet cicely (Osmorhiza claytonii)

bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis)

blue cohosh (Caulophyllum thalictroides)

boxelder (Acer negundo var. negundo)

bracted spiderwort (Tradescantia bracteata)

bull thistle (Cirsium vulgare)

bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa)

Canada anemone (Anemone canadensis)

Canada mayflower (Maianthemum canadense)

Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense)

Canada wildrye (Elymus canadensis)

Canadian honewort (Cryptotaenia canadensis)

Canadian woodnettle (Laportea canadensis)

catnip (Nepeta cataria)

chokecherry (Prunus virginiana var. virginiana)

cleavers (Galium aparine)

common blue violet (Viola sororia)

common buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica)

common burdock (Arctium minus)

common chickweed (Stellaria media)

common dandelion (Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale)

common false Solomon’s seal (Maianthemum racemosum var. racemosum)

common hop (Humulus lupulus)

common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

common mullein (Verbascum thapsus ssp. thapsus)

common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia)

common sheep sorrel (Rumex acetosella)

common yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

curly dock (Rumex crispus)

cursed crowfoot (Ranunculus sceleratus)

cut-leaved coneflower (Rudbeckia laciniata var. laciniata)

downy yellow violet (Viola pubescens var. pubescens)

early figwort (Scrophularia lanceolata)

eastern marsh fern (Thelypteris palustris var. pubescens)

early meadow-rue (Thalictrum dioicum)

eastern prickly gooseberry (Ribes cynosbati)

eastern redcedar (Juniperus virginiana var. virginiana)

eastern star sedge (Carex radiata)

field chickweed (Cerastium arvense)

field horsetail (Equisetum arvense)

field pennycress (Thlaspi arvense)

field thistle (Cirsium discolor)

fragrant bedstraw (Galium triflorum)

giant chickweed (Myosoton aquaticum)

giant goldenrod (Solidago gigantea)

giant ragweed (Ambrosia trifida)

golden alexanders (Zizia aurea)

golden ragwort (Packera aurea)

gray-headed coneflower (Ratibida pinnata)

great St. Johnswort (Hypericum ascyron ssp. pyramidatum)

green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica)

ground ivy (Glechoma hederacea)

hawthorn (Crataegus sp.)

hemlock water-parsnip (Sium suave)

hoary alyssum (Berteroa incana)

Indiangrass (Sorghastrum nutans)

jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum)

June grass (Koeleria macrantha)

Kentucky bluegrass (Poa pratensis ssp. pratensis)

kidney-leaved buttercup (Ranunculus abortivus)

large-flowered trillium (Trillium grandiflorum)

late goldenrod (Solidago altissima)

leadplant (Amorpha canescens)

leafy spurge (Euphorbia virgata)

little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium var. scoparium)

long-beaked sedge (Carex sprengelii)

mapleleaf goosefoot (Chenopodium simplex)

Maryland black snakeroot (Sanicula marilandica)

Missouri gooseberry (Ribes missouriense)

mouse-ear chickweed (Cerastium fontanum ssp. vulgare)

nannyberry (Viburnum lentago)

narrow-leaved purple coneflower (Echinacea angustifolia)

nodding fescue (Festuca subverticillata)

North American common reed (Phragmites australis ssp. americanus)

northern bedstraw (Galium boreale)

northern hackberry (Celtis occidentalis)

northern lady fern (Athyrium filix-femina var. angustum)

northern prickly ash (Zanthoxylum americanum)

northern red oak (Quercus rubra)

orange daylily (Hemerocallis fulva)

ostrich fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris var. pensylvanica)

pagoda dogwood (Cornus alternifolia)

paper birch (Betula papyrifera var. papyrifera)

Parlin’s pussytoes (Antennaria parlinii ssp. fallax)

Philadelphia fleabane (Erigeron philadelphicus var. philadelphicus)

plains cottonwood (Populus deltoides ssp. molinifera)

plumeless thistle (Carduus acanthoides ssp. acanthoides)

prairie cordgrass (Spartina pectinata)

prairie coreopsis (Coreopsis palmata)

prairie groundsel (Packera plattensis)

prairie rose (Rosa arkansana)

prairie smoke (Geum triflorum var. triflorum)

purple meadow-rue (Thalictrum dasycarpum)

quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides)

rattlesnake fern (Botrypus virginianus)

red clover (Trifolium pratense)

red elderberry (Sambucus racemosa var. racemosa)

red osier dogwood (Cornus sericea ssp. sericea)

reed canary grass (Phalaris arundinacea)

rosy sedge (Carex rosea)

rough cinquefoil (Potentilla norvegica)

round-headed bush clover (Lespedeza capitata)

round-leaved dogwood (Cornus rugosa)

sandbar willow (Salix interior)

sensitive fern (Onoclea sensibilis)

shepherd’s purse (Capsella bursa-pastoris)

Siberian elm (Ulmus pumila)

silvery cinquefoil (Potentilla argentea)

sleepy catchfly (Silene antirrhina)

slender willow (Salix petiolaris)

smooth brome (Bromus inermis)

smooth rose (Rosa blanda var. blanda)

smooth Solomon’s seal (Polygonatum biflorum var. commutatum)

smooth sumac (Rhus glabra)

stiff goldenrod (Solidago rigida ssp. rigida)

stinging nettle (Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis)

sulphur cinquefoil (Potentilla recta)

sundial lupine (Lupinus perennis var. perennis)

switch grass (Panicum virgatum var. virgatum)

tall cinquefoil (Drymocallis arguta)

tamarack (Larix laricina)

Tatarian honeysuckle (Lonicera tatarica)

timothy (Phleum pratense)

touch-me-not (Impatiens sp.)

tufted loosestrife (Lysimachia thyrsiflora)

upright carrionflower (Smilax ecirrhata)

veiny pea (Lathyrus venosus var. intonsus)

Virginia stickseed (Hackelia virginiana)

Virginia waterleaf (Hydrophyllum virginianum var. virginianum)

Virginia wildrye (Elymus virginicus)

western poison ivy (Toxicodendron rydbergii)

white avens (Geum canadense)

white campion (Silene latifolia ssp. alba)

white clover (Trifolium repens)

white rattlesnake root (Nabalus albus)

white snakeroot (Ageratina altissima var. altissima)

wild bergamot (Monarda fistulosa)

wild columbine (Aquilegia canadensis)

wild geranium (Geranium maculatum)

wild grape (Vitis riparia)

winter cress (Barbarea vulgaris)

wolfberry (Symphoricarpos occidentalis)

woodbine (Parthenocissus vitacea)

yellow marsh marigold (Caltha palustris var. palustris)

yellow wood sorrel (Oxalis stricta)

 

Acer negundo var. negundo (boxelder)

Achillea millefolium (common yarrow)

Ageratina altissima var. altissima (white snakeroot)

Ambrosia artemisiifolia (common ragweed)

Ambrosia trifida (giant ragweed)

Amorpha canescens (leadplant)

Amphicarpaea bracteata var. bracteata (American hog peanut)

Andropogon gerardi (big bluestem)

Anemone canadensis (Canada anemone)

Antennaria parlinii ssp. fallax (Parlin’s pussytoes)

Aquilegia canadensis (wild columbine)

Arctium minus (common burdock)

Arisaema triphyllum (Jack-in-the-pulpit)

Artemisia absinthium (absinth wormwood)

Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)

Athyrium filix-femina var. angustum (northern lady fern)

Barbarea vulgaris (winter cress)

Berteroa incana (hoary alyssum)

Betula papyrifera var. papyrifera (paper birch)

Botrypus virginianus (rattlesnake fern)

Bromus inermis (smooth brome)

Caltha palustris var. palustris (yellow marsh marigold)

Capsella bursa-pastoris (shepherd’s purse)

Carduus acanthoides (plumeless thistle)

Carex radiata (eastern star sedge)

Carex rosea (rosy sedge)

Carex sprengelii (long-beaked sedge)

Caulophyllum thalictroides (blue cohosh)

Celtis occidentalis (northern hackberry)

Cerastium arvense (field chickweed)

Cerastium fontanum ssp. vulgare (mouse-ear chickweed)

Chenopodium simplex (mapleleaf goosefoot)

Cirsium arvense (Canada thistle)

Cirsium discolor (field thistle)

Cirsium vulgare (bull thistle)

Coreopsis palmata (prairie coreopsis)

Cornus alternifolia (pagoda dogwood)

Cornus rugosa (round-leaved dogwood)

Cornus sericea ssp. sericea (red osier dogwood)

Corylus americana (American hazel)

Crataegus sp. (hawthorn)

Cryptotaenia canadensis (Canadian honewort)

Drymocallis arguta (tall cinquefoil)

Echinacea angustifolia (narrow-leaved purple coneflower)

Ellisia nyctelea (Aunt Lucy)

Elymus canadensis (Canada wildrye)

Elymus virginicus (Virginia wildrye)

Equisetum arvense (field horsetail)

Erigeron annuus (annual fleabane)

Erigeron philadelphicus var. philadelphicus (Philadelphia fleabane)

Euphorbia virgata (leafy spurge)

Festuca subverticillata (nodding fescue)

Fraxinus nigra (black ash)

Fraxinus pennsylvanica (green ash)

Galium aparine (cleavers)

Galium boreale (northern bedstraw)

Galium triflorum (fragrant bedstraw)

Geranium maculatum (wild geranium)

Geum canadense (white avens)

Geum triflorum var. triflorum (prairie smoke)

Glechoma hederacea (ground ivy)

Hackelia virginiana (Virginia stickseed)

Hemerocallis fulva (orange daylily)

Heracleum sphondylium ssp. montanum (American cow parsnip)

Humulus lupulus (common hop)

Hydrophyllum virginianum var. virginianum (Virginia waterleaf)

Hypericum ascyron ssp. pyramidatum (great St. Johnswort)

Impatiens sp. (touch-me-not)

Juniperus virginiana var. virginiana (eastern redcedar)

Koeleria macrantha (June grass)

Laportea canadensis (Canadian woodnettle)

Larix laricina (tamarack)

Lathyrus venosus var. intonsus) (veiny pea)

Lespedeza capitata (round-headed bush clover)

Lonicera × bella (Bell’s honeysuckle)

Lonicera tatarica (Tatarian honeysuckle)

Lupinus perennis var. perennis (sundial lupine)

Lysimachia thyrsiflora (tufted loosestrife)

Maianthemum canadense (Canada mayflower)

Maianthemum racemosum var. racemosum (common false Solomon’s seal)

Matteuccia struthiopteris var. pensylvanica (ostrich fern)

Medicago lupulina (black medick)

Monarda fistulosa (wild bergamot)

Myosoton aquaticum (giant chickweed)

Nabalus albus (white rattlesnake root)

Nepeta cataria (catnip)

Onoclea sensibilis (sensitive fern)

Osmorhiza claytonii (bland sweet cicely)

Oxalis stricta (yellow wood sorrel)

Packera aurea (golden ragwort)

Packera plattensis (prairie groundsel)

Panicum virgatum var. virgatum (switch grass)

Parthenocissus vitacea (woodbine)

Phalaris arundinacea (reed canary grass)

Phleum pratense (timothy)

Phragmites australis ssp. americanus (North American common reed)

Plantago rugelii var. rugelii (black-seeded plantain)

Poa pratensis ssp. pratensis (Kentucky bluegrass)

Polygonatum biflorum var. commutatum (smooth Solomon’s seal)

Populus deltoides ssp. molinifera (plains cottonwood)

Populus tremuloides (quaking aspen)

Potentilla argentea (silvery cinquefoil)

Potentilla norvegica (rough cinquefoil)

Potentilla recta (sulphur cinquefoil)

Prunus serotina var. serotina (black cherry)

Prunus virginiana var. virginiana (chokecherry)

Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa (bur oak)

Quercus rubra (northern red oak)

Ranunculus abortivus (kidney-leaved buttercup)

Ranunculus sceleratus (cursed crowfoot)

Ratibida pinnata (gray-headed coneflower)

Rhamnus cathartica (common buckthorn)

Rhus glabra (smooth sumac)

Ribes americanum (American black currant)

Ribes cynosbati (eastern prickly gooseberry)

Ribes missouriense (Missouri gooseberry)

Rosa arkansana (prairie rose)

Rosa blanda var. blanda (smooth rose)

Rubus idaeus ssp. strigosus (American red raspberry)

Rudbeckia laciniata var. laciniata (cut-leaved coneflower)

Rumex acetosella (common sheep sorrel)

Rumex crispus (curly dock)

Salix interior (sandbar willow)

Salix petiolaris (slender willow)

Sambucus racemosa var. racemosa (red elderberry)

Sanguinaria canadensis (bloodroot)

Sanicula marilandica (Maryland black snakeroot)

Schizachyrium scoparium var. scoparium (little bluestem)

Scrophularia lanceolata (early figwort)

Silene antirrhina (sleepy catchfly)

Silene latifolia ssp. alba (white campion)

Sium suave (hemlock water-parsnip)

Smilax ecirrhata (upright carrionflower)

Solidago altissima (late goldenrod)

Solidago gigantea (giant goldenrod)

Solidago rigida ssp. rigida (stiff goldenrod)

Sorghastrum nutans (Indiangrass)

Spartina pectinata (prairie cordgrass)

Stellaria media ssp. media (common chickweed)

Symphoricarpos occidentalis (wolfberry)

Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale (common dandelion)

Thalictrum dasycarpum (purple meadow-rue)

Thalictrum dioicum (early meadow-rue)

Thelypteris palustris var. pubescens (eastern marsh fern)

Thlaspi arvense (field pennycress)

Tilia americana var. americana (American basswood)

Toxicodendron rydbergii (western poison ivy)

Tradescantia bracteata (bracted spiderwort)

Trifolium pratense (red clover)

Trifolium repens (white clover)

Trillium grandiflorum (large-flowered trillium)

Ulmus americana (American elm)

Ulmus pumila (Siberian elm)

Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis (stinging nettle)

Verbascum thapsus ssp. thapsus (common mullein)

Viburnum lentago (nannyberry)

Vicia americana ssp. americana (American vetch)

Viola pubescens var. pubescens (downy yellow violet)

Viola sororia (common blue violet)

Vitis riparia (wild grape)

Zanthoxylum americanum (northern prickly ash)

Zizia aurea (golden alexanders)

 

absinth wormwood

American black currant

American cow parsnip

American red raspberry

American vetch

Bell’s honeysuckle

bloodroot

bracted spiderwort

Canada anemone

common blue violet

common false Solomon’s seal

common milkweed

common mullein

common yarrow

cut-leaved coneflower

downy yellow violet (var. pubescens)

eastern prickly gooseberry

fragrant bedstraw

giant goldenrod

golden alexanders

gray-headed coneflower

ground ivy

jack-in-the-pulpit

large-flowered trillium

leadplant

Missouri gooseberry

nannyberry

northern bedstraw

orange daylily

Philadelphia fleabane

prairie fleabane (var. strigosus)

prairie rose

prairie smoke

rough cinquefoil

sulphur cinquefoil

silvery cinquefoil

smooth rose

Sundiial Lupine

tall cinquefoil

tamarack

Tatarian honeysuckle

Virginia waterleaf

wild bergamot

wild columbine

wild geranium

yellow marsh marigold

 

 

 

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