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Burr Oak Acorns Full Moon Walk at Sacred Coldwater Springs

Burr Oak Acorns Full Moon Walk at Sacred Coldwater Springs

Sunday, August 22, 2021

Gather at the park entrance, 7pm

Park on the Hwy 55 access road

Burr oak acorn season is normally August 15 to September 23, about 5 ½-weeks.

Traditional group howl. The National Park Service is protecting a coyote den with pups, south of Coldwater Spring on park property. Coyotes bark, wolves howl.

Friends of Coldwater seek to honor our 10,000-year-old landscape ancestor. Full moon walks have been celebrated at Coldwater Springs monthly since 2000. We return to remember the spirits that feed this Spring.

Sunset 8:09 pm   (42 minutes earlier than the previous full moon)

Moonrise 8:48 pm   (21 minutes earlier than the last month full moon)

Exact minute of full moon 7:03 am Central Time


DIRECTIONS: Coldwater Springs is between Minnehaha Park & Fort Snelling, in Minneapolis, just North of the Hwy 55/62 interchange. From Hwy 55/Hiawatha, turn East (toward the Mississippi) at 54th Street, take an immediate right, & drive all the way down on the frontage road where you can park at the pay meters.

Gather at the cul-de-sac, which is the Coldwater Park entrance.

All welcome. We observe COVID-19 safety mandates. Dress for the weather, especially sturdy footwear.


We celebrate the full moon in all-weather however the length of the walk depends on conditions. If it’s really cold or wet it’s a quick 10-minutes to the spring outflow gurgling from under the limestone bedrock Spring House built in the 1880s to supply potable water to Fort Snelling.

This gathering is free and open to the public.

Friends of Coldwater info:

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