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Lake Louise State Park


Lake Louise lures hikers, horseback riders, skiers, and snowmobilers to its trails, which wind through open landscapes and lush hardwoods. The confluence of the Little Iowa and Upper Iowa Rivers that occurs in the park provides water recreation. 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.

Tell me more about this park's wildlife, history, geology and landscape.


Visitor Alert!

Detour may affect access to Lake Louise State Park

Major reconstruction of U.S. Highway 63 between Stewartville and Spring Valley, Minnesota will require a detour for visitors travelling south from Rochester towards Lake Louise State Park through September 2014.

To reach Lake Louise State Park, visitors should follow detour signs from Stewartville, MN.

Visitors originating from the east, west, or south should not be affected by the detour.

(Updated June 25, 2014)

Park Notes

Be fascinated. Check out the naturalist programs and other activities scheduled at the park.

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.

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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.

Birders:

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


Hours

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

Contact

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.