Kilen Woods State Park
For a quiet, relaxing time, hike the cool woodland trail which meanders along the tranquil Des Moines River, or enjoy the view of the river valley from Dinosaur Ridge Overlook.
You'll find pleasant surprises as you explore small creeks, prairie grasslands, and oak savannas.
Visitors enjoy camping, canoeing, fishing, picnicking and hiking.
Tell me more about this park's wildlife, history, geology and landscape.
Portions of the hiking trail reopened July 3rd. Maps have been posted in the park highlighting the open and closed portions of each trail. Please use caution and do not hike on closed trails. Geocache is still accessible. Early summer heavy rains have caused flooding and damage to most of the trails and walking bridges.Campground is closed for the season.
Last updated June 19, 2014
Be fascinated. Check out the naturalist programs and other activities scheduled at the park.
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 Kilen Woods State Park.
Bird Checklist at Kilen Woods State Park.
For information on this park, contact the Windom Parks and Trails office at 507-831-2900, ext. 221.
50200 860th Street
Lakefield, MN 56150
c/o Windom Parks and Trails Office
175 Co Rd 26
Windom, MN 56101
tel: 507-831-2900 ext 221
From the town of Lakefield, go 4 miles north on Hwy. 86 until you hit the junction of 86 and County Road 24. Then go 5 miles east on County Road 24 to the park.