Glacial Lakes State Park
Stand on top of the scenic glacial hills and experience the vast, open prairie which once dominated Minnesota. Wildflowers and prairie grasses blanket the landscape from spring through fall.
Swim, fish or boat (electric motors only) in the fresh, clear waters of 56-acre Signalness Lake. Canoe rental is available. A shady, spacious campground is available; horseback riders and backpack campers can camp at the trail center and at remote sites. A picnic area deck overlooks Signalness Lake.
Tell me more about this park's wildlife, history, geology and landscape.
Park is open year-round
Camping is CLOSED for the season. Ski trails are ungroomed but open. Four camper cabins are available year-round, Thursday night - Sunday night. Signalness (Mountain) Lake has about 12+ inches of ice. Vehicles, including ATVs and snowmobiles, are NOT permitted on the ice. Ice anglers will need to access the lake on foot. CAUTION: On January 30th, the aeration system was turned on. Please be careful and stay away from the thin ice signs.
(Updated February 2, 2016)
Be fascinated. Check out the naturalist programs and other activities scheduled at the park.
Things to see and do at the park:
Need ideas? Here's park staff's list of top stops at the park!
Video about the Park:
Watch Pioneer Public Television's Minnesota's Greatest Parks: West,featuring stories about Glacial Lakes State Park. Originally aired May 15, 2014.
Your footprint on the park:
Please practice the "Leave No Trace" philosophy. Thank you!
Park is Open Year-round:
Camping is available on a long season basis only call the park for season dates. Four camper cabins are available winter season Thursday night - Sunday night. Available daily April - October.
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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 Glacial Lakes State Park.
Bird Checklist at Glacial Lakes State Park.
Best time to contact the park:
For information, call Lake Carlos State Park at 320-852-7200. Please leave a message if no one is available and someone will return your call.
25022 County Road 41
Starbuck, MN 56381
From the town of Starbuck, go 3 miles south on Highway 29, then 2 miles south on County Road 41.