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Lake Maria State Park

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Where to go: Forest edges are showing the best fall colors. While much of the forest is still green, there's a good blend of yellows, golds and scattered red throughout the forest. The Bjorkland Lake Trail and park roads offer good colors and scenery.

What you'll see: Big Bluestem prairie grass is showing rusty red and maroon colors. Sumac are showing bright red colors. Birch, ash and cottonwood trees are showing yellow and gold colors, scattered maples and oaks are showing red and orange colors.

Also of interest: Look for trumpeter swans and waterfowl on lakes and wetlands. Boat, Canoe and Kayak rental continues on weekends thru mid October. Excellent time for hiking and backlpack camping.

Last updated: September 24, 2014 

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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.