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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.

August

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

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

October

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.

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.