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.
We will not be grooming ski trails this winter.
Campgrounds are CLOSED for the season.
All campgrounds/campsites in the park are closed for the season until April 1.
CAMPER CABINS WITH ELECTRICITY REMAIN OPEN YEAR ROUND
Cabins are kept locked reservations are reccomended.
Winter/ Spring Programs
Feb. 1, 2014 Snowshoe/ Hike to the Peak. 1pm-4pm. You may bring your own pair of snowshoes if you have them, but we will provide snowshoes for those who need them. Please, no children under the age of 12. Register for this free event by calling Glacial Lakes State Park (320)239-2860 or Lake Carlos State Park (320)852-7200.
Feb. 15, 2014 Candlelight Event. 6pm-9pm.Come enjoy an evening in the park by candlelight. Participants can ski or snowshoe by the full moon, with luminaries set along the trails to guide their path. Then come warm up by the wood stove and enjoy snacks and refreshments in the warming shelter. SNOWSHOE RENTALS AVAILABLE AT THE PARK. Ski and Snowshoe events taking place at the park will be candlelight hike events if there is not enough snow.
March 1, 2014 Ice Fishing Frenzy. 1pm-4pm. Please bring your own equipment and bait, as we do not have enough for everyone. Call Lake Carlos State Park(320)852-7200 to register for this event. ***Important*** MN residents do not need a fishing license to fish in the State Park. Those requiring a valid fishing license, please remember to have it during the program. Refer to the Fishing Regulations book for rules and regulations regarding licenses.
April 19, 2014 Spring Activities adn EGG HUNT. 12:30pm-3pm. 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.
Be fascinated. Check out the naturalist programs and other activities scheduled at the park.
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.
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 at Glacial Lakes State Park.
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
From the town of Starbuck, go 3 miles south on Highway 29, then 2 miles south on County Road 41.