Myre - Big Island State Park
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This park has something for everyone. The trails take visitors around wet lowlands, oak savanna, and grasslands. Albert Lea Lake and park marshes draw hundreds of waterfowl during migration. Oak savanna and prairie landscape, including wetlands, dominate most of the park. One of the more unique aspects of the park is the 116-acre Big Island, covered with maple/basswood forest. Another is the glacial esker located in the northeast section of the park.
Tell me more about this park's wildlife, history, geology and landscape.
Campgrounds and shower/restroom buildings are open.
Timber Harvest Management Plan Amendment
Review the draft management plan amendment here.
Purchase a Minnesota State Parks Gift Card.
Firewood Restrictions Information:
Bird Checklist at Myre-Big Island State Park.
Best time to contact the park:
Fall: Saturday - Sunday, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Summer: Daily, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
If no one is available, please leave a message.
19499 780th Avenue
Albert Lea, MN 56007
Located 3 miles southeast of Albert Lea on County Highway 38. Interstates 90 and 35 intersect just north of Albert Lea. Both interstates have signs directing visitors to the park.