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 spectacular gold and yellows of big-tooth and quaking aspens are providing a blend of color in the hollows and in the areas protected from the wind of the park, with the vibrant crimson reds, bronzes and deep golds of oak trees.
Also of interest: Hawk migration is underway along with glimpses of trumpeter swan families lingering in the many ponds and lakes of the park.Last updated: October 22, 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.