Trail Snow Report

Lac qui Parle State Park

Trail conditions:

It is hard to estimate the snow with the high winds moving the snow to sheltered areas. Most of the flood plain forest where the lower trails are has about 20 inches of snow on the trail areas. There has been some drifting on the river loop but the tracks seem to be fairing well.

Trail conditions: very good
Trail groomed? yes
Trail base: 20"
Trail mileage: 0.0
Difficulty: beg. to int. (track)  

The trail(s):
There are no groomed trails in the park, but skiing and snowshoeing are allowed. The trail runs through flat flood plains along the shores of Lac qui Parle lake and the banks of the Lac qui Parle river. Common wildlife include deer, pheasants, and geese.
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.


  • A warming house is available in the campground area of the park.

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Last updated on March 08, 2019. Local snow depth is 0- 4 feet".

Getting there

14047 20th Street Northwest
Watson, MN 56295

Approximately 1/2 mile north of Watson on U.S. Highway 59 and State Highway 7, then west on Chippewa County Road 13. Follow park road to your choice of trailheads.

Parking is available through out the park.


Phone: (320) 734-4450
Email: [email protected]
Contact hours vary, please leave message.

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