Monson Lake State Park

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Monson Lake State Park

Cast your line for walleye, northerns, bass, and sunfish in Monson Lake. Birdwatchers look for white pelicans, herons, western grebes, and songbirds in this 346 acre park with a diverse landscape of wetlands and hardwood forests. The park includes a quiet campground and wooded picnic area. Paddle the lake and take a short portage that leads from Monson Lake to West Sunburg Lake.

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Visitor Alert

Day use and hiking are available.

Recent reports indicate enjoyable hiking opportunities at Monson Lake.

Water is off for the season. The modern restroom and shower building is closed.

Learn more about seasonal conditions online, or call Sibley State Park at 320-354-2055 for more information about Monson Lake State Park.

Please bring DNR approved firewood to the park, since it is not currently available for purchase.

(Updated Jan. 27, 2017)

Park Notes

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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 from an approved local vendor. Find firewood vendors for Monson Lake State Park.


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(Updated August 30, 2016)

Park Highlights

tree Camping

tree Fishing


For information on this park, contact Sibley State Park at 320-354-2055 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


1690 15th Street Northeast
Sunburg, MN 56289

tel: 320-366-3797 or 320-354-2055 (Sibley State Park)


Getting There

Access is off State Highway 9, just west of Sunburg, via County Road 95.