Located on the Mississippi River, Charles A. Lindbergh State Park offers visitors a wooded campground, hiking and skiing trails, and a quaint picnic area. The picnic area includes a historic Work Projects Administration (WPA) picnic shelter and a stone water tower. Fish the waters of the Mississippi River, canoe Pike Creek, or walk the trails amid grand red and white pine, aspen, oak and prairie. Look for bald eagles year round. During your summer visit, stop in at the historic home of Charles A. Lindbergh, Sr., father of the famous aviator, Charles A. Lindbergh, Jr. The home and adjacent museum are operated by the Minnesota Historical Society (MHS) and are adjacent to the park.
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Water turn on dates vary yearly and are based on weather and staff availability. Water is typically available May through late September. Birch Lake State Forest campground is open.
All campsites at Charles A. Lindbergh State Park are reservable. We encourage you to reserve your campsite in advance. Any site not reserved is available for drop in camping for one night only. Use self registration if park staff is unavailable. If additional nights are desired, check with park staff for availability.
New! Video tour of the park
Take three and half minutes to enjoy a few of our favorite scenes and maybe learn something new about the park. Click the image at right to launch the video.
Birch Lakes State Forest:
Charles A. Lindbergh State Park also manages the campground in Birch Lakes State Forest. The campground is located on Big Birch Lake. Take County Road 13 north from Melrose. There are 24 drive-in campsites, five hike-in sites, a group camp, swimming beach, picnic area, and boat access. br>
The picnic shelter is a historic log cabin-style building and holds approximately 60 people. It is accessible and has electric lights, outlets, and a fireplace, among other amenities. This fact sheet has photos and more information about renting the picnic shelter.
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Don't move firewood!
Burning non-local firewood can spread invasive species, and it's against Minnesota state law. Learn more. Always buy your firewood at the park, or from an approved local vendor. Find firewood vendors for Charles A. Lindbergh State Park.
Bird Checklist at Charles A. Lindbergh State Park.
Best time to contact the park:
Summer: Sunday - Thursday office will be closed.; Friday - Saturday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fall & Winter: Sunday - Saturday, office will be closed. Please leave a message.
1615 Lindbergh Drive South
Little Falls, MN 56345
The park entrance is located one mile southwest of Little Falls on Lindbergh Drive South.