Charles A. Lindbergh State Park
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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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Big Birch Lake State Forest Recreation Area and Campground is open for the season.
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.
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Firewood Restrictions Information:
Birch Lake State Forest:
Charles A. Lindbergh State Park also manages the campground in Birch Lake 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 wheelchair accessible and has electric lights, outlets, and a fireplace, among other amenities. Download this PDF for photos and more information about renting the picnic shelter.
Bird Checklist at Charles A. Lindbergh State Park.
Best time to contact the park:
Daily, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. If no one is available, please leave a message on the answering machine and we'll reply to you as soon as possible.
1615 Lindbergh Drive South
Little Falls, MN 56345
The park entrance is located one mile southwest of Little Falls on Lindbergh Drive South.