Hayes Lake State Park

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From Explore MN Tourism

Seasonal Update

Water: Water is off for the season.

Drinking Water: Water is available at hand pumps in the campground and picnic areas.

Bathroom Facilities: The sanitation building is closed for the season. Vault toilets are available in the campground and day use areas.

Showers: The shower building is closed for the season.

Dump Station: The dump station is closed for the season. It will reopen in May of 2018.


Campgrounds: Hayes Lake has two loops with a total of 35 campsites. Two camper cabins are available seasonally. Two hike-in campsites are also available, located on a scenic overlook on the north side of Hayes Lake.

Electric Sites: Park has 18 electric sites for use during the summer camping season.


Contact Notes: There are no regular office hours in the off season. The office will be open as staff is available.


Trail Notes: Park has 13 miles of hiking trail, 5 miles of mountain bike trail and 7 miles of horse trail. In winter, 9 miles of snowmobile trails and 5 miles of ski trails. Visitors may snowshoe anywhere in the park with the exception of on the track of groomed ski trails.

Season Rentals: Watercraft rentals are still available on weekends. You are welcome to bring your own boats and canoes to the park, but please be aware that motor use on Hayes Lake is limited to electric motors only.

Naturalist Programs and Park Tours: There is no naturalist on staff at this park. Visit the State Parks calendar of events for information on the many special events throughout the season.