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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.

Visitor Alert!

Trail & Gravel Road Conditions.

Trails and gravel roads in the park are wet and will be very mushy at times depending on weather conditions.

Campging is OPEN for the season.

Campgrounds may be closed due to poor road contitions, if the campgroud road is closed camping is available in the park a list of locations is provided at the park office.

Camper cabins with electricity remain open year round.

Cabins are kept locked reservations are reccomended.


Spring Activities and Egg Hunt Sat. April 19,2014 12:30 PM to 3 PM

Join our 5th annual Easter Egg Hunt presented by Friends of Glacial Lakes State Park! There are also games and activities at the Group Camp Shelter before and after the egg hunt. The naturalist will be on site to present about animals of spring, where they come from, and what they do. Children are divided into three groups for the egg hunt: Pre-school, grades k-3, and grades 4-6. Some eggs contain prize slips. Hot cocoa and treats will be served at the Group Camp Shelter after the egg hunt. Last year 2700 eggs were hidden. Make sure you arrive early to get your permit as the egg hunt will start promptly at 2pm. A MN state Park vehicle permit is required to attend this event, and can be purchased at the park for $5/day or $25 for an annual permit.

Astronomy and Stargazing Sat. April 26, 2014 at dusk.

See stars, planets, galaxies and nebulae up close with your own eyes! Join the Glacial Lakes Astronomers and Stargazers Society (GLASS) at Glacial Lakes State Park. You will get the chance to look through a variety of telescopes and binoculars as GLASS members answer your questions about your night sky. Meet at the Horse Camp at dusk, weather permitting. No equipment is necessary, but if you have binoculars or a telescope you are highly encouraged to bring them! For exact program times or in case of inclement weather, contact the park or visit the GLASS website http://glass.glaciallakesmn.com/ A MN state park vehicle permit is required to attend this event.

Park Notes

Be fascinated. Check out the naturalist programs and other activities scheduled at the park.

Virtual Tour:

Take a virtual tour. It's a great tool to help you plan your next trip to the park!
Panoramic tour | Snapshot tour

Learn more about the park:

Read an article about Glacial Lakes: Lake Country on Two Wheels

Your footprint on the park:

Please practice the "Leave No Trace" philosophy. Thank you!

Park is Open Year-round:

Glacial Lakes State Park has year-round opportunities! Camping is also available year-round.

Gift Card:

Purchase a Minnesota State Parks Gift Card.

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 This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. at Glacial Lakes State Park.

Park Highlights

tree Camping

tree Fishing


Best time to contact the park:

For information, call the park at 320-239-2860. Please leave a message if no one is available and someone will return your call.


25022 County Road 41
Starbuck, MN 56381

tel: 320-239-2860

fax: 320-239-4605

email: glaciallakes.statepark@state.mn.us

Getting There

From the town of Starbuck, go 3 miles south on Highway 29, then 2 miles south on County Road 41.