Snow Depth and Groomed Trail Conditions

Glacial Lake State Park

Trail conditions:

Trails are open for hiking. Southern slopes are free of snow and so are the prairie area trails. There wooded area trails may still have some snow and ice so use caution and others may be muddy.Please use the safety first mentality and stay off the lake. The conditions have changed rapidly with the warm weather and rain on top of the aerator being run this winter. It appears as though it will be ice free soon.This will be our final report as of 04/02/2020

The trail(s):
The trail is a cross between prairie and woodlands. With steeply rolling hills, interspersed with marshlands, numerous small lakes and aspen willow wetlands. While skiing, snowshoeing, or snowmobiling through the park you will experience excellent hilltop vistas along with lowland areas. You will encounter numerous wildlife including deer, fox, coyotes, rabbits and chipmunks. Ski trails are ungroomed.
You can snowshoe anywhere in Minnesota's state parks and recreation areas, except on trails that are specifically groomed for another activity, such as skiing or snowmobiling.


  • There is an open sided shelter building with fire pit.
  • Ski passes are not required.
  • Four year-around camper cabins are available to rent Thursday night through Sunday night during the winter season. Reservations can be made at or 1-866-857-2757. The campgrounds are closed to winter camping. Please call Lake Carlos State Park for more information (320) 852-7200.

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Last updated on April 02, 2020. Local snow depth is 0-1".

Getting there

25022 Co. Rd. 41
Starbuck, MN 56381

Take Highway 29 three miles south of Starbuck to county road 41. Go south on 41 for two miles to park entrance.

Parking is available in the southeast picnic parking lot.


Phone: (320) 239-2860
Email: [email protected]
Please call Lake Carlos State Park office at 320-852-7200 during office hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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