William O'Brien State Park Travel Guide

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William O'Brien State Park Things to Do

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    by gregoryr1m Updated Oct 24, 2004

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    Greenberg Island sits in the middle of the St. Croix River but really isn't accessible for people but a sign reads:

    "Across this channel lies Greenberg Island, a haven for wildlife. Look... you may see a playful otter frolicking near the shore, a snapping turtle laying her eggs, or an eagle soaring overhead. Listen... you may hear a pileated woodpecker hammering holes in a tree, the gunshopt snap of a beaver's tail on the water, or the hoot of a barred owl.

    "At times the island may be entirely underwter. The animals are free to leave and the plants that live here are adapted to tolerate 'wet feeet.'"

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    by gregoryr1m Written Oct 15, 2004

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    Named after Alice O'Brien who donated the land to the state and there is a swimming beach at Lake Alice and a boat launch.

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    by gregoryr1m Written Oct 12, 2004

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    Yes, they have an amphitheater. I don't know what performances take place here but I thought it was cool that it exists.

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