Where to go: The peak continues at Glendalough, with the gold colors of the bur oak and the deep reds of the red oak joining the mix. Hike or bike a wooded trail or canoe or kayak on Annie Battle Lake.
What you'll see: Leaves are golden along the bike trail with splashes of red and orange through the canopy above. Maples are still holding their vibrant color. Oaks have added color to the prairie fringes. Ducks are migrating in large numbers on Sunset Lake. Deer and turkeys are easy to see.
Also of interest: No reservations needed for campsites this time of year. Water and showers are off in the campground, but year-round flush toilets and sinks are available at the trail center. Boat, canoe, and kayak rentals are available through MEA weekend (October 19).Last updated: October 15, 2014
Canít decide between a one-day or year-round park permit? The DNR has a special offer that can help. Start by purchasing a one-day permit for $5 and visit as many state parks as possible. After visiting the state parks, trade in the one-day permit by the end of that day and get $5 off the purchase of a year-round permit. Year-round permits, which cost $25, provide unlimited access to all 76 Minnesota state parks and recreation areas for a full year from the month of purchase.
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25287 Whitetail Lane
From the town of Battle Lake, go 1.5 miles north on State Hwy. #78 and 1.8 miles east on Ottertail Co. Hwy #16 to the park entrance.
Best time to contact the park:
Daily, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.