Lac qui Parle State Park

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Lac qui Parle State Park


Lac qui Parle is a French translation of the name given to the lake by the Dakota Indians who called it the "lake that speaks." If you visit in the spring or fall you'll understand why. The lake is a stop over for thousands of migratory Canada geese and other waterfowl. You'll hear a chorus of honking, quacking, and other vocalizations. Paddle the lake, or cast a line and catch walleye, northerns, perch, or crappie. Explore one of the trails by foot or horseback. Visit the historic Fort Renville and Lac qui Parle mission sites. While in the area, be sure to visit the 33,000 acre Lac qui Parle Wildlife Management Area.

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Visitor Alert

The campgrounds and camper cabins at Lac qui Parle State Park are open March 31 - November 30. Water/showers are available May 5 - October 22, 2017.

(Updated Apr. 11, 2017)

Park Notes

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Park Highlights

tree Camping

tree Fishing

tree Bird Watching/Winter Eagle Sightings

tree Hunting

tree Canoeing

tree Cross-country Skiing


Hours

Best time to contact the park: Summer: Monday - Sunday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm Winter Monday - Friday 9 am until 4 pm.

Contact

14047 20th Street Northwest
Watson, MN 56295

tel: 320-734-4450

fax: 320-734-4452

email: lacquiparle.statepark@state.mn.us

Getting There

Approximately 1/2 mile north of Watson on U.S. Highway 59 and State Highway 7, then west on Chippewa County Road 13.