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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!

Naturalist Programs.

JULY

Wed. July 1:Beginning Canoeing 9:30-11:30 a.m. Register by calling or stopping in at the park.

Wed. July 1: Wild Wednesday Afternoon Activity 1-3 p.m. Register by calling or stopping in at the park.

Sat. July 4: Story Time 10-11 a.m.

Sat. July 4: Astronomy & Stargazing Dusk

Sat. July 11: Archery in the Parks 1-4 p.m.

Sat. July 11: Evening Camp Fire Program 7-8 p.m.

Sat. July 11: Astronomy & Stargazing Dusk

Sun. July 12: Geocaching 10-11 a.m.

Wed. July 15: Beginning Canoeing 9:30-11:30 a.m. Register by calling or stopping in at the park.

Wed. July 15: Wild Wednesday Afternoon Activity 1-3 p.m. Register by calling or stopping in at the park.

Thursday July 16: "I Can Paddle- Canoe" REQUIRES REGISTRATION THRU THE I CAN PROGRAM

Sat. July 18: Story Time 10-11 a.m.

Sat. July 18: Astronomy & Stargazing Dusk

Sun. July 19: "I Can Paddle- Kayak" REQUIRES REGISTRATION THRU THE I CAN PROGRAM

Sat. July 25: Astronomy & Stargazing Dusk

Sun. July 26: Geocaching 10-11 a.m.

Wed. July 29: Beginning Canoeing 9:30-11:30 a.m. Register by calling or stopping in at the park.

Wed. July 29: Wild Wednesday Afternoon Activity 1-3 p.m. Register by calling or stopping in at the park.

*** Astronomy & Stargazing provided by GLASS (Glacial Lakes Astronomy and Stargazers Society) For more detailed information on programs 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.

Birders:

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


Hours

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.

Contact

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.