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Lake Maria State Park

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Where to go: All the hiking trails offer a good mix of fall colors. The Bjorkland Lake Trail and Big Woods trail will be some of the best hiking areas for another week to 10 days. The park road leading to the picnic area has bright yellow/gold colors and oak trees along park roads are showing a variety of red/orange colors.

What you'll see: Many maples are past peak color, but oak trees are showing peak colors ranging from deep red to gold. Aspen and cottonwood trees have yellow/gold colors. High winds have brought down many leaves, but good fall color will continue for another week to 10 days.

Also of interest: Look for trumpeter swans and waterfowl on lakes and wetlands. Hawks and songbirds are migrating through the park. Boat, Canoe and Kayak rental continues on weekends thru October 26. Excellent time for hiking and backpack camping. Halloween Howl event on October 25....storytellers, kids activities and a candlelit trail. Call the park to register. 763-878-2325.

Last updated: October 17, 2014 

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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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Getting there

11411 Clementa Avenue Northwest
Monticello, MN 55362

The park may be reached from the south via I-94 (exit 193) at Hwy 25, south to Chelsea Rd to Hwy 39 west and Wright County Rd 111, or from the north via I-94 (exit 183) to Hwy 8, County Rd 39 and County Rd 111.


Phone: 763-878-2325

Email: lakemaria.statepark@state.mn.us

Best time to contact the park:

Friday - Monday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Other times, leave message on machine.