Where to go: The prairie areas along the park entrance road provides excellent viewing opportunities without having to leave your vehicle. The Blazing Star trail is great for viewing while taking a hike or bicycling. Stay in a remote campsite overnite and enjoy the quiet and stars.
What you'll see: Fall wildflowers and prairie grasses are showing excellent color. Deer and turkeys are abundant and pelicans are on Albert Lea Lake. Trees are still mostly green with some showing a slight tinge of yellow
Also of interest: Big Island Rendezvous in Albert Lea on Oct 3-4 at Bancroft Bay Park. NOTE: The rendezvous is not held at Myre-Big Island State Park.Last updated: August 26, 2015
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19499 780th Avenue
Located 3 miles southeast of Albert Lea on County Highway 38. Interstates 90 and 35 intersect just north of Albert Lea. Both interstates have signs directing visitors to the park.
From Interstate 35: Take exit 11, turn east on Freeborn County Road 46. Follow County Road 46 for 1/2 mile then turn south on Freeborn County Road 38 and continue on County Road 38 for 1 1/2 miles to park entrance.
Best time to contact the park:
Thursday thru Monday: 9AM - 10PM
Tuesday and Wednesday 11:00AM 7:00PM
If no one is available, please leave a message.