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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!

From the recent snowfall, the park has about 2-3 inches of snow on the ground. Snowmobile trails remain closed until December 1st. Grooming will be dependent upon adequate snowfall. Park users are welcome to hike or snowshoe on the trails at this time until ski trail grooming starts.

Campsite Reservations

Starting Thursday, January 1, 2015, all campsites at Maplewood State Park will be reservable! We encourage you to 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.

Last updated November 20, 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

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:

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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 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

Best time to contact the park:

Daily, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

If no one is available, please leave a message.

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.