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Maplewood State Park


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.


Visitor Alert!

Beginning in May 2016, you will be able to make a same-day reservation at many locations, and reserve every campsite at every state park and recreation area. Learn more.

Trail Updates:

Expect a variety of trail conditions including wet, muddy, and dry areas.

Attention Horseback Riders

Horse Trails are open for the 2016 riding season.

Campsite Reservations

Except for the equestrian campsites, all campsites in the park are reservable - we recommend you reserve your campsite in advance! Any site not reserved is available for drop in camping for one night only. Use self-registration if park staff is unavailable. If additional nights are desired, check with park staff for availability.

(Updated April 21, 2016)

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

Horse Camping:

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.

Gift Cards:

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.

Birders:

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

Park Highlights

tree Camping

tree Fishing

tree Hiking

tree Horseback Trails


Hours

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.

Contact

39721 Park Entrance Road
Pelican Rapids, MN 56572

tel: 218-863-8383

email: maplewood.statepark@state.mn.us

Getting There

The park entrance is located 7 miles east of Pelican Rapids on State Highway 108.