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Rice Lake State Park

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Where to go: The prairie plot next to the park office is a good place to catch a glimpse of the color that can be seen in all the prairie sections throughout the park.

Also of interest: Rice Lake is in the middle of a draw down, and the lake is very low. Waterfowl hunting is allowed on Rice Lake, but due to the draw down there is no access at the boat ramp.

Last updated: November 6, 2013 

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Getting there

8485 Rose Street
Owatonna, MN 55060

Located 7 miles east of Owatonna on Rose Street. From Hwy 35, take exit 42A. Follow the signs to Rose Street. East on Rose Street to the park.


Phone: 507-455-5871

Email: rice.lake.statepark@state.mn.us

Best time to contact the park:

Office hours vary. If no one is available, please leave a message.

When office is closed, please use the self-registration station at the front of the office to purchase daily and annual permits, and to register for camping. Annual permits purchased through self-registration will be mailed.