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Lake Louise State Park

Lake Louise lures hikers and horseback riders to its trails, which wind through open meadows and lush hardwoods. It also provides bicyclists with access to the paved Shooting Star State Trail, which bisects the park. A historic dam impounds the Upper Iowa and Little Iowa River, allowing for great paddling, swimming and fishing on Lake Louise. In addition, visitors swim, boat, or fish in Lake Louise. Hiking and horseback riding are also popular sports at this park. The lakeside picnic grounds and beach area draws visitors in the summer.

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Visitor Alert

November deer hunt

The park will have a special permit hunt from November 5 - 6. For more information, visit hunting in state parks.

2016 Reservations changes

  • All campsites at this park are reservable.
  • Same-day reservations are now available.
  • If you need help making a reservation, call 866-857-2757.
  • For more details, read the FAQ.

(Updated Oct. 11, 2016)

Park Notes

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

Bike Trail:

The twenty mile Shooting Star State Trail winds through the park and is available for use in the spring through late fall.

Seasonal Information:

Lake Louise State Park is staffed on a seasonal basis. Camping at the park opens Memorial weekend and remains available through Labor Day.

Gift Cards:

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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 Lake Louise State Park.


Bird Checklist This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. at Lake Louise State Park.

Park Highlights

tree Quiet Park

tree Seasonal Wildflowers

tree Peaceful Campgrounds

tree Canoeing on Lake Louise

tree Swimming Beach

tree Horse Trails Through Varied Habitat


The park is open every day from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
For information, call Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park at 507-352-5111.


c/o Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park:
21071 County 118 Preston, MN 55965

tel: c/o Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park: 507-352-5111

email: lakelouise.statepark@state.mn.us

Getting There

Approximately 1.5 miles north of LeRoy on County Road 14.