Shafer Lake Day-Use Area



From Pillager take State Hwy. 210 (W) 0.5 mi. to Cass Co. 1; turn right (N) 8 mi. to Cass Co. 15; turn right (E) 1.5 mi.


Phone: 218-825-3075

Managed by: Crow Wing State Park

photo: Shafer Lake Day-Use Area

Approved Firewood Vendors

Description: The Shafer Lake Day-Use Area is adjacent to the public canoe landing. This day use area is open 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. for picnicking, horseback riding, swimming, and canoeing.

Highlights: Connected to this day-use are 27 miles of horseback riding shared with Walter E. Stark Assembly Area and Horse Campground.

Visitor Alert:

The Rock Lake Campground and Walter Stark Horse Camp in the Pillsbury State Forest are now open for camping. Campers should be aware that several campsites at Rock Lake are closed until more work can be completed on those sites. Most of the trails in the Pillsbury State Forest require more work before they are completely open. The Walking Stick, Lost Lake and Oak Ridge minimum maintenance roads are open, as well as the other roads running through the Pillsbury State Forest.


carry-in access

2 picnic tables

symbol wheelchair denotes accessible feature, (#) denotes number that are accessible.