Where to go: Walk the Sioux and Oak Trail along the southern fringes of the park and be sure to step into the Des Moines River overlook for a spectacular view of the valley.
What you'll see: Goldenrods and sunflowers are in full bloom along with some meadow and blazing star. Look closely and you may find wild onion blooms.
Also of interest: Wildlife is plentiful. Be on the look out for wild turkey broods as several hens have raised their poults in Kilen Woods this summer.Last updated: September 29, 2014
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From the town of Lakefield, go 4 miles north on Hwy. 86 until you hit the junction of 86 and County Road 24. Then go 5 miles east on County Road 24 to the park.
Phone: 507-831-2900 ext 221
For information on this park, contact the Windom Parks and Trails office at 507-831-2900, ext. 221.