Seasonal Update

Water: Water is on in the campground and day use areas. Water will be turned off for the season on Monday, October 20th.

Drinking Water: Spigots are available in the Yellow Medicine, Riverside, and Equestrian Campgrounds, as well as the picnic grounds and near the park office. RV tanks can be filled from the green hydrant near the park office parking lot. Water will be turned off for the season on Monday October 20th. Drinking water is available year round from the green hydrant near the park office parking lot. Water will remain available in the Equestrian Campground through October 31st, but will require the pump to be turned on at the electrical junction box near site #21 and must be turned off after use to prevent freezing.

Bathroom Facilities: Flush toilets are open for the season, and are available in the Yellow Medicine Campground sanitation building. Flush toilets will be closed on Monday, October 20th. 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.

Showers: Showers are open for the season, and are available in the Yellow Medicine Campground sanitation building. Showers will be shut off for the season on Monday, October 20th.

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

 

Campgrounds: Camping is available year-round. In winter, two electric campsites are available in the horse camp. In 2014, reservations are available through October 19th.

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.