Where to go: The 4.5 mile Scenic Park Drive is a visitor favorite for excellent fall color watching as the road winds through prairie, hardwood forest and many lakes and ponds. Hike Hallaway Hill to a spectacular view of the surrounding lakes, woodlands, and prairies. 25 miles of additional trails await the fall hiker with beautiful views and wildlife observation opportunities.
What you'll see: The turning of fall colors are accelerating and excellent color is anticipated over the next 2 weeks. Recent cooler temperatures and scattered frosts are moving the fall color parade along with sugar maples revealing orange tops and ashes are turning yellow. The sumacs are extraordinary in their burst of crimson and rad and are in full peak color. Gold, maroon, purples and rust hues are accented with late summer flowers showing off the colors of purple asters and goldenrods.
Also of interest: We invite you to join us for the Friends of Maplewood Leaf Day Celebrations scheduled for September 27-28 and October 4-5. Please join us for this annual,celebration of fall event at Maplewood State Park. Hawk migration is underway along with glimpses of trumpeter swan families lingering in the many ponds and lakes of the park.Last updated: September 19, 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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39721 Park Entrance Road
The park entrance is located 7 miles east of Pelican Rapids on State Highway 108.
Best time to contact the park:
Daily, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
If no one is available, please leave a message.