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Father Hennepin State Park

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Where to go: Take a hike along the lake, beautiful fall sunsets daily. Even though the sugar maples are past peak, there still are some sporting their orange and golden yellow color. The oaks are just starting to turn.

What you'll see: Turkey tail mushrooms poking through the leaf litter and Artist's brackets throughout the park.

Also of interest: With the leaves falling, it is now easier to spot our albino deer. She loves to have her picture taken!

Last updated: October 23, 2014 

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Getting there

P.O. Box 397
Isle, MN 56342
41294 Father Hennepin Park Road
Isle, MN 56342

From the town of Isle, go one mile west on Highway 27 to the park entrance.


Phone: 320-676-8763

Email: fatherhennepin.statepark@state.mn.us

Best time to contact the park:

Summer: Sunday - Wednesday, 9 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.; Thursday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Spring and Fall: Daily, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Winter: Generally, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Office hours limited due to staffing.