Water: Water services are now turned off for the season in the campgrounds and day use area. Water will be available for the 2016 season starting on May 1st.
Drinking Water: Water services are now turned off for the season in the campgrounds and day use area. Drinking water is available year round from the green hydrant near the park office parking lot. Full drinking water services will be available for the season starting on May 1st.
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 closed for the 2015 season.
Dump Station: None in the park. Nearest dump station located in Granite Falls near the water treatment plant on US Highway 212.
Campgrounds: Camping is available from April 1 through October 31st in the Yellow Medicine and Equestrian Campgrounds. Riverside Campground is closed until next spring.
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 2015 reservation season has ended. The 2016 Reservation season will begin on May 1st . Reservations can be made a year in advance online or by calling 1-866-85PARKS.
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.