Communities Credit River

Balance quiet rural life with easy access to the Twin Cities

Incorporated as a city in 2021, Credit River is located on the eastern side of Scott County, with easy access to Interstate 35. Residents enjoy rural living while being a short hop, skip, and a jump away from some of the largest entertainment venues in the Twin Cities.







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Parks & Lakes

Kayaking, Camping, and More

With easy access to Cleary Lake Regional Park and Murphy Hanrehan Park Reserve, there is no shortage of opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, camping, and more.


Timeless Fun

Take lessons or play a round on the moderately rolling terrain of the Cleary Lake Golf Course, or head on down to Heritage Links Golf Course where you can enjoy 18 championship golf holes. Centrally located in Credit River, Legend's Golf Club is an 18 hole championship course rated as one of the top public golf courses in the Twin Cities. Looking for a private country club? Credit River has that too with nearby Brackett's Crossing Country Club.

Winter Activities

Embrace the Chill

In addition to all the summer activities at local parks, there is plenty you can do in the winter too. Snowshoeing and cross country skiing top the list - skiing on the trails at night is an experience you'll never forget!

Local Business Incentives & Programs

Our resource library is full of information about incentives to give you a boost in Credit River or any of our other communities across Scott County. Click below to start researching.

Center for Entrepreneurship

Scott County CDA’s Center for Entrepreneurship (CFE) is the centralized hub for entrepreneur and small business resources in Scott County. Incorporating a business accelerator program, NextStage for Entrepreneurs, and our local FAST-TRACK Business Challenge, the CFE campus and offers unique partnership opportunities, resources, and support programs for emerging businesses.
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NextStage for Entrepreneurs

NextStage for Entrepreneurs provides one-on-one consulting, small group learning, and access to loan capital for businesses and entrepreneurs throughout Scott County.  This program is provided free of charge to Scott County residents and businesses, and is closely integrated with other local programs aimed at providing assistance to Scott County entrepreneurs and businesses
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