Seasonal Update

Water: Water services are available for the 2016 season.

Drinking Water: Water services are are available for the 2016 season.

Bathroom Facilities: Vault toilets are available year-round in the Yellow Medicine, Riverside, and Equestrian campgrounds, as well as the picnic grounds and confluence day-use area. Flush toilets will be available for the 2016 season starting on May 1st.

Showers: Showers are are available for the 2016 season.

Dump Station: None in the park. Nearest dump station located in Granite Falls near the water treatment plant on US Highway 212.


Campgrounds: All campground are open for the 2016 season.

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: The 2016 reservation season will begin on May 1st . Reservations can be made a year in advance online or by calling 1-866-85PARKS.


Contact Notes:

Best time to contact the park:

Memorial Day through Labor Day: Friday 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm; Saturday and Sunday: noon to 4:00 pm

Labor Day through Memorial Day:

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 ungroomed 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.