Seasonal Update

Water: Water is on in the campground and day use areas.

Drinking Water: Spigots are available in the Yellow Medicine, Riverside, and horse rider campgrounds. Drinking water is also available in the picnic grounds, and near the park office parking lot.

Bathroom Facilities: Flush toilets are open for the season, and are available in the Yellow Medicine Campground shower building. Vault toilets are available year-round.

Showers: Showers are open for the season, and are available in the Yellow Medicine Campground shower building.

Dump Station: None in park.

 

Campgrounds: Camping is available year-round. In winter, two electric campsite are available in the horse camp. In 2013, reservations are available through October 20th.

Electric Sites: Park has 14 electric sites in main (Yellow Medicine) campground, and 5 in the horse camp.

Special Notes for RV Campers: Gravel spurs in the campground.

Reservations: Recommended for weekends and holidays. Reservations are not needed November 1 - April 1.

 

Contact Notes:

Best time to contact the park:

Memorial Day through Labor Day: Friday and Saturday: 8:00 am to 8:00 pm; Sunday to Thursday: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Labor Day through Memorial Day: Saturday and Sunday: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Office hours will vary; please leave a message if you are unable to reach a staff member.

Questions can also be referred to the Lac qui Parle State Park office at 320-734-4450

 

Trail Notes: The park has 18 miles of hiking trails and 16 miles of horse trails. Horse trails in the park will close for the season when we have our first snowfall. In winter, the park maintains 2.25 miles of groomed cross-country ski trails and 14 miles of snowmobile trails. Dog sledding and Skijoring is permitted on 14 miles of snowmobile trail during the week. Snowshoeing is permitted anywhere in the park except on groomed ski trails.