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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!

The park's horse trails and horse campground will open for the season on Friday April 17th. The park drive has reopened for vehicle traffic. Recent very dry weather conditions has increased the potential for Fire Danger. Until further notice, please note there are no campfires permitted in Hike-in Back-pack Campsites. Please stop at the park office for additional information regarding current campfire restrictions or closures.

Campsite Reservations

ALL campsites except the Equestrian Campsites at Maplewood State Park will be 100% reservable starting January 1, 2015 at 8:00am. 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 April 15, 2015

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.