Glacial Lakes State Park

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Fall Colors

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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!


Road construction will be taking place in the park and on State Hwy 29, and County Road 41 up to the park. The park remains open and accessible during the construction.

Use caution at the junction of State Hwy 29 & County Road 41 as the road will be realigned and no longer run north and south at the junction.

The road to the park will remain open during construction.

Optional detour coming from the North. Optional detour coming from the South.This will take you on about 1.5 miles of gravel.

Naturalist Program

Oct. 10 (1-3pm)Fall Color hike to the peak.

For more detailed information this program see Naturalist Programs and Other Activities under Park Notes.

Park Notes

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,This link leads to an external site.featuring stories about Glacial Lakes State Park. Originally aired May 15, 2014.

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


Getting There

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