Rolling hills surrounded by fields, woods, ponds and fishing lakes make this park popular for hikers, anglers, canoeists, swimmers and campers. Quiet Echo Lake is ideal for catching bass, northerns and panfish. The Willard Munger Trail is located two miles west of the park. The trail stretches for 60 miles from Hinckley to west Duluth.
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While a pine tree thinning project occurs throughout the park, please be cautious and give loggers plenty of space while they are working.
(Updated Jan. 5, 2017)
Moose Lake Agate and Geological Center - A "don't miss" stop!
Be sure to stop in the Agate and Geological Interpretive Center when you visit Moose Lake State Park. The 4,500 square foot building, located at the entrance to the park, opened in 2003 and includes a multi-purpose classroom, nature store gift shop, park offices, a resource workroom, restrooms, and an exhibition hall that showcases Minnesota's gemstone, the Lake Superior Agate. Interpretive displays focus on rocks, minerals and geology of Minnesota.
April- Memorial Day office hours: intermittent.Memorial Day through Labor Day office hours Friday-Sunday 10:30-6, Monday 12-2, Tuesday/Wednesday closed, Thursday 12-2. Labor day through October office open intermittently
Camping is available April through November 23. Self-registration information for camping is located on the park bulletin board/kiosk just past the front doorway to the park office/visitor center.
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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 Moose Lake State Park.
Bird Checklist Moose Lake State Park.
April-Memorial Day: intermittently
Memorial Day- Labor Day: Friday-Sunday 10:30-6, Monday 12-2, Tuesday/Wednesday closed, Thursday 12-2
Labor Day through October: intermittently
December 1-April 1: Park office is closed. Call Banning State Park for information (320) 245-2668
4252 County Road 137
Moose Lake, MN 55767
Located 1/4 miles east of I-35 at the Moose Lake exit #214. The park entrance is off County Road 137. Take the Moose Lake exit off I-35. Then go east on County Road 137 until you see the park signs about 1/2 mile down the road.