The maple forest turns brilliant shades of orange, gold, and red in the fall.
Eight major lakes and many ponds offer water lovers places to swim, fish, boat, and simply relax.
Lake Lida has a sandy beach and large picnic areas for visitors.
Drive along the scenic route to observe the wildlife: the park is host to 150 bird species and 50 species of mammals.
The extensive trail system attracts hikers, horseback riders, and cross-country skiers.
Tell me more about this park's wildlife, history, geology and landscape.
Horse trails are open for the season as of Friday April 21st. Please note some horse sites in the horse campground remain closed do to wet conditions. The gravel park drive is now open to vehicle traffic.
(Updated April 21st, 2017)
Campsites in the equestrian campgrounds can be reserved. Some sites are able to accommodate additional campers (up to three). Please contact the park for approval.
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 Maplewood State Park.
Bird Checklist at Maplewood State Park.
Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday-Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Office hours may vary depending upon staff availability.
Use the self-registration kiosk at the park office when the office is unstaffed.
Leave a message if you get our voicemail, and we'll call you back.
39721 Park Entrance Road
Pelican Rapids, MN 56572
The park entrance is located 7 miles east of Pelican Rapids on State Highway 108.