Snow Depth and Groomed Trail Conditions
Lac qui Parle State Park
As usual in SW MN the snow depth varies due to wind blown snow. Places that are protected can have normal snow depths (such as the 10 inches listed) and others have drifts 3 feet tall and hard packed or no snow at all. The trails on the west side of the lake (3.2 miles) are flat and are through flood plain forest. They are mostly protected from wind with a few places drifty. Ice fishing is popular on Lac qui Parle Lake.
|Trail conditions: poor|
|Trail groomed? yes|
|Trail base: 0"|
|Trail mileage: 0|
|Difficulty: beg. to int. (track)|
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.
Last updated on March 01, 2022. Local snow depth is 0-6".
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.