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Wright County

Wright County lies in East Central Minnesota, bordered on the north by the Mississippi River and the east by the Crow River. Due to its proximity to the Twin Cities Metropolitan Area, this county is one of the fastest growing in the state.

Wright County covers 716 square miles. About 66% of its land is classified as agriculture. Residents of Wright County enjoy a mix of agricultural, residential, and recreational land uses while its labor force continues to grow for future economic development.

The county has a long history of setting aside scenic areas for the use of all residents. The parks system includes 29 units including regional and county, park reserves, forests, wayside rests and lake accesses. An excellent system of parks located along the North Fork of the Crow River these parks offer access to one of the region’s most scenic and accessible state canoe routes. Five parks feature swimming beaches for summer fun. Two wooded campgrounds with lake access provide campers with a spot to pitch a tent or park a camper. The parks also offer 31.5 miles of trails, 17 miles of ski trails, six fishing piers, a twelve-hole disc golf course, seven playgrounds and seven picnic shelters. The Ney Nature Center, in Ney Park near Maple Lake, provides area school children and other groups with a facility for environmental education that’s close
to nature.

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