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 day use areas.

Showers: The shower building is closed for the season.

Dump Station: The dump station is closed for the season.


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. The group camp is available from early May through October.

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

Reservations: Make reservations online or call 866-857-2757.


Contact Notes: Best time to contact the park:

Office hours will vary, but weekends are best. If no one is available, please leave a message or call Lake Bronson State Park 218.754.2200.


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. Visitors may snowshoe anywhere in the park.

Season Rentals: Canoe, kayak, and row boat rentals are available at the park office, when staff is available. Call first for availability. All watercraft rent for $15/half day or $25/full day. We also rent electric trolling motors and batteries. Please check with the park for availability. 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.