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.
August 1 (10-11 am) Story Time & (Dusk) Astronomy & Stargazing
August 2 I Can Paddle Stand Up REQUIRES REGISTRATION THRU THE I CAN PROGRAM
August 8 (Dusk) Astronomy & Stargazing
August 9 (10-11 am) Geocaching
August 12 Wild Wednesday (9:30-11:30 am) Beginning Canoeing & (1-3 pm) Geocaching REGISTRATION REQUIRED for both programs today by calling or stopping in at the park office ahead of time.
August 15 (10-11 am) Story Time & (Dusk) Astronomy & Stargazing
August 22 (Dusk) Astronomy & Stargazing
August 23 (10-11 am) Geocaching
August 26 Wild Wednesday** (9:30-11:30 am) Beginning Canoeing & (1-3 pm) Animals of Glacial Lakes State Park REGISTRATION REQUIRED for both programs today by calling or stopping in at the park office ahead of time.
August 29 (Dusk) Astronomy & Stargazing
September 5 (10-11 am) Story Time; (1-4 pm) Archery, (7-8 pm) Campfire Program & (Dusk) Astronomy & Stargazing
September 12 (Dusk) Astronomy & Stargazing
September 19 (Dusk) Astronomy & Stargazing
September 26 (Dusk) Astronomy & Stargazing
Oct. 10 (1-3pm)Fall Color hike to the peak.
*** 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.
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.
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.