Water: Water is off throughout the park but is available at the Visitor Center during office hours. Water is also available from the frost-free hydrant along the road to the campground just east of the visitor center.
Drinking Water: Drinking water is available in the Visitor Center during office hours, beverage machine on the north side of the Visitor Center and from the frost free hydrant along the road east of the Visitor Center.
Bathroom Facilities: Public restrooms are available in the Visitor Center during business hours. Vault toilets are available near the picnic shelter.
Showers: The shower building is closed for the season. Shower building opening May 2, 2014.
Dump Station: The dump station is closed for the season. Opening May 2, 2014.
Campgrounds: Campground is closed for the season and will reopen April 1, 2014. The park has 51 drive-in sites, three group camp sites and four walk-in sites. Reservations are recommended during holidays and the spring, summer and fall season.
Electric Sites: Park has 27 (30 amp) electric sites.
Special Notes for RV Campers: Electric hook-ups are 30 amp.
Reservations: Reservations are taken from April 1 - October 20. Reservations for campsites can be made a year in advance. Reservations are recommended for electric sites on weekends during the spring, summer and fall camping seasons.
Contact Notes: Best time to contact the park:
Fall-Winter Saturday - Sunday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Monday - Friday, variable depending on staff availability. If no one is available, please leave a message.
When office is closed, please use the self-registration station at the front of the office to purchase daily and annual permits. Annual permits purchased through self-registration will be mailed to you.
Trail Notes: All trails are currently open for hiking and in good condition . When snow season arrives hikers can use the west portion of Hidden Falls trail to access Hidden Falls. All other hiking is on the south trails. Once snowmobile trails are groomed snowmobilers have 4 miles of trail on the south side of the park including the recent addition of two trail bridges. Snowshoers have one mile of designated snowshoe trail and can go off trail on the south side of the park.
Season Rentals: Snowshoes are available to rent ($6, Adult and kids sizes) during office hours. The picnic shelter and Amphitheater are available to rent for $35/day. Call the park office for details.
Naturalist Programs and Park Tours: Northstar Trail Travelers Folkssport Snowshoe/Walk, Feb. 15, 2014. Minnesota Orienteering Club Event Sunday Feb. 16, 2014 noon to 1:30 p;m. Check for Winter Nature Activities on the State Park web site. Digital Bridge cameras available to check out for Scavenger Hunt Activity. Avian Adventure geocache activity available (with check-out GPS during office hours).