Pine County is located in the east central part of the state covering 1411 square miles and has a population of 31,532. We are conveniently located midway between the Twin Cities and the Twin Ports. Pine County enjoys easy access to big city amenities while maintaining the charming, small towns atmosphere that we are proud of.
Pine County offers an abundance of scenic and recreational activities with many lakes and rivers to make up over 23 square miles of water. The Chengwatana State Forest, General Andrews State Forest, Banning State Park, St. Croix State Park and the Nemadji State Forest boast miles of hiking, ATV, canoeing, kayaking, rock climbing, cross-country skiing and snowmobile trails. Whether you are visiting or planning to spend more time here, you will find Pine County full of enjoyable activities for everyone.
Pine County is governed by the County Board, which consists of five County Commissioners, each elected official represents one of the five districts