Bunker Hills Regional Park

               
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Area and County

Anoka County

 

 

 


Size

1,600 acres

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Maps

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Parking

North Parking Area
N45 12.992, W93 17.173

 
Hiking Trails

?? miles hiking
?? miles horse
7.5 mile handicapped accessible (paved bike trail)

 
Hunting

No hunting


Ecological Classification

Province

Eastern Broadleaf Forest Province

Ecological Classification

Section

Minnesota & NE Iowa Morainal

Subsection(s)

Anoka Sand Plain

Land Type Association(s)

Anoka Lake Plain

 
Native Plant Communities1

Dry Barrens Oak Savanna (Southern): Oak Subtype

Northern Mixed Cattail Marsh

Northern Rich Fen (Basin)

Sedge Meadow

Southern Dry-Mesic Oak (Maple) Woodland


Ownership

 
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Anoka County Parks


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Fees
Daily permits are $5 per day. Annual permits are $25, and are honored at all Anoka County, Washington County, and Carver County parks.


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7/17/2011

   

 

 

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About

Bunker Hills Regional Park is a county park north of Minneapolis. It is on the Anoka Sandplain and has a nice example of a sand dune type oak savanna habitat.

As the glaciers retreated north at the end of the ice age, a large area of sand formed north of what is now the Mississippi river. This habitat is normally very flat and level, but in some cases wind redistributed the sand into sand dunes.

The dunes are now mostly stabilized by prairie and forests.

It is depressingly small considering the area this habitat could occupy. This entire set was taken along a railroad right of way a golf course (natural sand traps), and a subdivision built during the housing boom in the early 2000s.

 
     
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DK hits up Bunker Hills disc golf course for the first time. Here's a look at hole by hole of this semi-pay to play course in Blaine, MN.

 
     

 

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See the wide variety of things to do with your whole family in one spot! KSTP-TV's "Twin Cities Live highlights Anoka County's Bunker Hills Regional Park!

 
     
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Amphibians

American toad (Anaxyrus americanus)

American toad


Birds

American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)

American Robin (Turdus migratorius)

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)

Clay-colored Sparrow (Spizella pallida)

Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis)

Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus)

Eastern Towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus)

Eastern Wood-peewee (Contopus virens)

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)

Northern Cardinal (Cardinalis cardinalis)

American Robin

Mourning Dove

Northern Cardinal

 


Fungi and Lichens

Black Knot (Apiosporina morbosa)

Russula sp.

Black Knot


Insects and Arachnids

common wood nymph (Cercyonis pegala)

eastern tent caterpillar moth (Malacosoma americanum)

goldenrod gall fly (Eurosta solidaginis)

Halloween pennant (Celithemis eponina)

monarch (Danaus plexippus)

mourning cloak (Nymphalis antiopa)

orange sulphur (Colias eurytheme)

twelve-spotted skimmer (Libellula pulchella)

white-faced meadowhawk (Sympetrum obtrusum)

widow skimmer (Libellula luctuosa)

eastern tent caterpillar

monarch

widow skimmer


Mammals

eastern gray squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis)

plains pocket gopher (Geomys bursarius)

whitetail deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

whitetail deer


Plants

Nine plant species with conservation status in Minnesota are found here:

 

Threatened

bristle-berry (Rubus fulleri)

lowland rotala (Rotala ramosior)

seaside three-awn (Aristida tuberculosa)

woolly beachheather (Hudsonia tomentosa)

 

Special concern

autumn fimbristylis (Fimbristylis autumnalis)

Canada toadflax (Nuttallanthus canadensis)

Kinnickinnick dewberry (Rubus multifer)

purple sand grass (Triplasis purpurea)

rhombic evening primrose (Oenothera rhombipetala)

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas (Bell Museum of Natural History) Plant List

 
 

Plants frequently found in:

Dry Barrens Oak Savanna (Southern): Oak Subtype UPs14a2

Northern Mixed Cattail Marsh MRn83

Northern Rich Fen (Basin) OPn92

Sedge Meadow WMn82b

Southern Dry-Mesic Oak (Maple) Woodland FDs37

 
 

 

alfalfa (Medicago sativa ssp. sativa)

American basswood (Tilia americana var. americana)

American bittersweet (Celastrus scandens)

American elm (Ulmus americana)

American germander (Teucrium canadense)

American hazel (Corylus americana)

American hog peanut (Amphicarpaea bracteata var. bracteata)

American plum (Prunus americana)

American red raspberry (Rubus idaeus ssp. strigosus)

Amur maple (Acer ginnala)

asparagus (Asparagus officinalis)

bird’s-foot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus var. corniculatus)

black bindweed (Fallopia convolvulus)

black locust (Robinia pseudoacacia)

black medick (Medicago lupulina)

black raspberry (Rubus occidentalis)

black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta var. pulcherrima)

black-seeded plantain (Plantago rugelii var. rugelii)

blue grama (Bouteloua gracilis)

boxelder (Acer negundo var. negundo)

bristly greenbrier (Smilax tamnoides)

broadleaf enchanter’s nightshade (Circaea lutetiana ssp. canadensis)

bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa)

butterfly weed (Asclepias tuberosa ssp. interior)

butter and eggs (Linaria vulgaris)

Canada mayflower (Maianthemum canadense)

Canada wildrye (Elymus canadensis)

candle anemone (Anemone cylindrica)

chokecherry (Prunus virginiana var. virginiana)

clammy groundcherry (Physalis heterophylla var. heterophylla)

Cleland’s evening primrose (Oenothera clelandii)

common buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica)

common cinquefoil (Potentilla simplex)

common dandelion (Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale)

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

common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

common motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca ssp. cardiaca)

common mullein (Verbascum thapsus ssp. thapsus)

common plantain (Plantago major)

common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia)

common strawberry (Fragaria virginiana)

common yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

curly dock (Rumex crispus)

dwarf false indigo (Amorpha nana)

early figwort (Scrophularia lanceolata)

early meadow rue (Thalictrum dioicum)

eastern redcedar (Juniperus virginiana var. virginiana)

eastern white pine (Pinus strobus)

fireberry hawthorn (Crataegus chrysocarpa)

green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica)

ground ivy (Glechoma hederacea)

hairy false goldenaster (Heterotheca villosa)

hairy hedge nettle (Stachys pilosa var. pilosa)

hairy puccoon (Lithospermum caroliniense var. croceum)

hoary alyssum (Berteroa incana)

hoary vervain (Verbena stricta)

jack pine (Pinus banksiana)

Japanese barberry (Berberis thunbergii)

June grass (Koeleria macrantha)

large-flowered beardtongue (Penstemon grandiflorus)

leadplant (Amorpha canescens)

leafy spurge (Euphorbia esula)

light poppy mallow (Callirhoe alcaeoides)

long-bearded hawkweed (Hieracium longipilum)

long-spine sandbur (Cenchrus longispinus)

marijuana (Cannabis sativa)

Missouri gooseberry (Ribes missouriense)

Morrow’s honeysuckle (Lonicera morrowii)

narrow-leaved meadowsweet (Spiraea alba var. alba)

northern bedstraw (Galium boreale)

northern pin oak (Quercus ellipsoidalis)

orange daylily (Hemerocallis fulva)

paper birch (Betula papyrifera var. papyrifera)

plains snake-cotton (Froelichia floridana var. campestris)

prairie coreopsis (Coreopsis palmata)

prairie dropseed (Sporobolus heterolepis)

prairie fleabane (Erigeron strigosus)

prairie peppergrass (Lepidium densiflorum var. densiflorum)

prairie rose (Rosa arkansana)

prairie spiderwort (Tradescantia occidentalis var. occidentalis)

prairie sunflower (Helianthus petiolaris ssp. petiolaris)

prickly lettuce (Lactuca serriola)

purple lovegrass (Eragrostis spectabilis)

purple prairie clover (Dalea purpurea var. purpurea)

quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides)

rabbit’s foot clover (Trifolium arvense)

rattlesnake fern (Botrypus virginianus)

red pine (Pinus resinosa)

rough blazing star (Liatris aspera)

rough-fruited cinquefoil (Potentilla recta)

round-headed bush clover (Lespedeza capitata)

Scotch pine (Pinus sylvestris)

scouring rush horsetail (Equisetum hyemale var. affine)

showy goldenrod (Solidago speciosa)

sideoats grama (Bouteloua curtipendula var. curtipendula)

silver maple (Acer saccharinum)

silvery cinquefoil (Potentilla argentea)

slender beardtongue (Penstemon gracilis var. gracilis)

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

smooth sumac (Rhus glabra)

spreading dogbane (Apocynum androsaemifolium)

staghorn sumac (Rhus typhina)

starry false Solomon’s seal (Maianthemum stellatum)

stiff sunflower (Helianthus pauciflorus ssp. subrhomboideus)

sugar maple (Acer saccharum ssp. saccharum)

sundial lupine (Lupinus perennis var. perennis)

tall cinquefoil (Drymocallis arguta)

Tartarian honeysuckle (Lonicera tatarica)

Virginia groundcherry (Physalis virginiana var. virginiana)

Virginia stickseed (Hackelia virginiana)

western poison ivy (Toxicodendron rydbergii)

western ragweed (Ambrosia psilostachya)

white campion (Silene latifolia ssp. alba)

white clover (Trifolium repens)

white prairie clover (Dalea candida var. candida)

white sage (Artemisia ludoviciana ssp. ludoviciana)

white spruce (Picea glauca)

white sweet clover (Melilotus albus)

white-flowered leaf-cup (Polymnia canadensis)

wild bergamot (Monarda fistulosa)

wild geranium (Geranium maculatum)

wild grape (Vitis riparia)

winter vetch (Vicia villosa ssp. villosa)

woodbine (Parthenocissus vitacea)

woolly plantain (Plantago patagonica)

yellow goat’s beard (Tragopogon dubius)

yellow sweet clover (Melilotus officinalis)

yellow wood sorrel (Oxalis stricta)

 

Acer ginnala (Amur maple)

Acer negundo var. negundo (boxelder)

Acer saccharinum (silver maple)

Acer saccharum ssp. saccharum (sugar maple)

Achillea millefolium (common yarrow)

Ambrosia artemisiifolia (common ragweed)

Ambrosia psilostachya (western ragweed)

Amorpha canescens (leadplant)

Amorpha nana (dwarf false indigo)

Amphicarpaea bracteata var. bracteata (American hog peanut)

Anemone cylindrica (candle anemone)

Apocynum androsaemifolium (spreading dogbane)

Artemisia ludoviciana ssp. ludoviciana (white sage)

Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)

Asclepias tuberosa ssp. interior (butterfly weed)

Asparagus officinalis (asparagus)

Berberis thunbergii (Japanese barberry)

Berteroa incana (hoary alyssum)

Betula papyrifera var. papyrifera (paper birch)

Botrypus virginianus (rattlesnake fern)

Bouteloua curtipendula var. curtipendula (sideoats grama)

Bouteloua gracilis (blue grama)

Callirhoe alcaeoides (light poppy mallow)

Cannabis sativa (marijuana)

Celastrus scandens (American bittersweet)

Cenchrus longispinus (long-spine sandbur)

Circaea lutetiana ssp. canadensis (broadleaf enchanter’s nightshade)

Coreopsis palmata (prairie coreopsis)

Corylus americana (American hazel)

Crataegus chrysocarpa (fireberry hawthorn)

Dalea candida var. candida (white prairie clover)

Dalea purpurea var. purpurea (purple prairie clover)

Drymocallis arguta (tall cinquefoil)

Elymus canadensis (Canada wildrye)

Equisetum hyemale var. affine (scouring rush horsetail)

Eragrostis spectabilis (purple lovegrass)

Erigeron strigosus (prairie fleabane)

Euphorbia esula (leafy spurge)

Fallopia convolvulus (black bindweed)

Fragaria virginiana (common strawberry)

Fraxinus pennsylvanica (green ash)

Froelichia floridana var. campestris (plains snake-cotton)

Galium boreale (northern bedstraw)

Geranium maculatum (wild geranium)

Glechoma hederacea (ground ivy)

Hackelia virginiana (Virginia stickseed)

Helianthus pauciflorus ssp. subrhomboideus (stiff sunflower)

Helianthus petiolaris ssp. petiolaris (prairie sunflower)

Hemerocallis fulva (orange daylily)

Heterotheca villosa (hairy false goldenaster)

Hieracium longipilum (long-bearded hawkweed)

Juniperus virginiana var. virginiana (eastern redcedar)

Koeleria macrantha (June grass)

Lactuca serriola (prickly lettuce)

Leonurus cardiaca ssp. cardiaca (common motherwort)

Lepidium densiflorum var. densiflorum (prairie peppergrass)

Lespedeza capitata (round-headed bush clover)

Liatris aspera (rough blazing star)

Linaria vulgaris (butter and eggs)

Lithospermum caroliniense var. croceum (hairy puccoon)

Lonicera morrowii (Morrow’s honeysuckle)

Lonicera tatarica (Tartarian honeysuckle)

Lotus corniculatus var. corniculatus (bird’s-foot trefoil)

Lupinus perennis var. perennis (sundial lupine)

Maianthemum canadense (Canada mayflower)

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

Maianthemum stellatum (starry false Solomon’s seal)

Medicago lupulina (black medick)

Medicago sativa ssp. sativa (alfalfa)

Melilotus albus (white sweet clover)

Melilotus officinalis (yellow sweet clover)

Monarda fistulosa (wild bergamot)

Oenothera clelandii (Cleland’s evening primrose)

Oxalis stricta (yellow wood sorrel)

Parthenocissus vitacea (woodbine)

Penstemon gracilis var. gracilis (slender beardtongue)

Penstemon grandiflorus (large-flowered beardtongue)

Physalis heterophylla var. heterophylla (clammy groundcherry)

Physalis virginiana var. virginiana (Virginia groundcherry)

Picea glauca (white spruce)

Pinus banksiana (jack pine)

Pinus resinosa (red pine)

Pinus strobus (eastern white pine)

Pinus sylvestris (Scotch pine)

Plantago major (common plantain)

Plantago patagonica (woolly plantain)

Plantago rugelii var. rugelii (black-seeded plantain)

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

Polymnia canadensis (white-flowered leaf-cup)

Populus tremuloides (quaking aspen)

Potentilla argentea (silvery cinquefoil)

Potentilla recta (rough-fruited cinquefoil)

Potentilla simplex (common cinquefoil)

Prunus americana (American plum)

Prunus virginiana var. virginiana (chokecherry)

Quercus ellipsoidalis (northern pin oak)

Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa (bur oak)

Rhamnus cathartica (common buckthorn)

Rhus glabra (smooth sumac)

Rhus typhina (staghorn sumac)

Ribes missouriense (Missouri gooseberry)

Robinia pseudoacacia (black locust)

Rosa arkansana (prairie rose)

Rubus idaeus ssp. strigosus (American red raspberry)

Rubus occidentalis (black raspberry)

Rudbeckia hirta var. pulcherrima (black-eyed Susan)

Rumex crispus (curly dock)

Scrophularia lanceolata (early figwort)

Silene latifolia ssp. alba (white campion)

Smilax tamnoides (bristly greenbrier)

Solidago speciosa (showy goldenrod)

Spiraea alba var. alba (narrow-leaved meadowsweet)

Sporobolus heterolepis (prairie dropseed)

Stachys pilosa var. pilosa (hairy hedge nettle)

Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale (common dandelion)

Teucrium canadense (American germander)

Thalictrum dioicum (early meadow rue)

Tilia americana (American basswood)

Toxicodendron rydbergii (western poison ivy)

Tradescantia occidentalis var. occidentalis (prairie spiderwort)

Tragopogon dubius (yellow goat’s beard)

Trifolium arvense (rabbit’s foot clover)

Trifolium repens (white clover)

Ulmus americana (American elm)

Verbascum thapsus ssp. thapsus (common mullein)

Verbena stricta (hoary vervain)

Vicia villosa ssp. villosa (winter vetch)

Vitis riparia (wild grape)

American germander

American plum

black bindweed

black raspberry

black-eyed Susan

bur oak (var. macrocarpa)

butterfly weed

butter and eggs

chokecherry

Cleland’s evening primrose

common mullein

common strawberry

common yarrow

fireberry hawthorn

hairy puccoon

leadplant

long-spine sandbur

northern bedstraw

orange daylily

plains snake-cotton

prairie coreopsis

prairie rose

prairie sunflower

purple prairie clover

rough-fruited cinquefoil

silvery cinquefoil

smooth sumac

stiff sunflower (ssp. subrhomboideus)

sundial lupine

tall cinquefoil

western poison ivy flowers

wild geranium

yellow goat’s beard

yellow wood sorrel


 

 

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