Moose Lake State Park

Snapshot virtual tour

Welcome to the Moose Lake State Park virtual tour! In this journey you'll peek inside the Agate Center, meander along the Echo Trail, and check out the swimming beach, fishing pier and boat launch. We hope it prompts you to visit the park in person sometime soon.

Photo of the entrance to the Moose Lake State Park visitor center.


Visitor center

This center is located at the entrance to the park and is the hub of park activities. The center's beautiful exterior stonework appropriately composed of native glacial field stone, hint at the geological treasures awaiting visitors just inside the entrance doors.

Photo of several picnic tables with the lake in the background.


Picnic area

Adjacent to the beach, this picnic site offers great lake views and cool breezes for a backdrop to your bag lunch or cookout.

Photo of the west side of Moose Lake State Park's Echo Trail, under a blanket of fallen autumn leaves.


Echo Trail - west

This loop trail heading west from the picnic/beach area follows the lakeshore briefly and then ascends to a wooded trail overlooking Echo Lake. Splendid sunrise vistas await the early morning hiker.

Photo of the end of Moose Lake State Park's handicapped accessible fishing pier.


Accessible fishing pier

This accessible pier has a paved trail leading out to a "T"-shaped platform pier. This is a great spot for kids and adults alike to cast or bobber fish for sunfish, bass or crappies. You may also be surprised by a hungry northern pike or a big largemouth bass for which the lake is known.

Photo of Moose Lake State Park's East Echo Trail with the lake on the left.


Echo Trail - east

This trail heads east from picnic/beach area and hugs the north shore of Echo Lake shoreline while offering good shoreline fishing for panfish. Playful otters and loons frequent this area and are often visible to the quiet hiker.

Photo of Moose Lake State Park's public boat launch, with a trailer of canoes and the parking lot in the background.


Boat launch

This public boat ramp provides excellent access for smaller to medium sized watercraft and also is the staging site for the park's boat, canoe, and kayak rentals. Please stop at park office to check out and rent a boat. (This is one of the best fall color areas in the park with excellent reflections and early morning fog.)

Photo of a woman reading outside her camper at the Moose Lake State Park campground.



With 35 campsites, Moose Lake State Park offers 20 electric and 15 non electric wooded sites all within walking distance to the park's visitor center, beach, fishing pier, and boat rentals.

Photo of a picnic table, fire pit, and tent area at one of Moose Lake State Park's walk-in campsites.



This semi-modern campground offers space for larger RVs and trailers along with 2 walk-in sites for a more secluded camping experience.

Photo of Moose Lake State Park's wildlife pond, with a birding box and marsh reeds in the foreground.


Wildlife pond

Looking to add a few birds to your list? Wander along the wildlife pond trail loops to catch glimpses of migrating colorful warblers, nesting ducks, geese and trumpeter swans. Butterfly watching opportunities abound in the meadows, field edges and hardwood stands. The Canadian tiger swallowtail, northern pearly eye and mourning cloak are a few of many colorful butterflies to enjoy.

Photo of the entryway inside the Moose Lake State Park visitor center, with a DNR staffer behind the desk.


Visitor center interior

Once inside, guests will find park staff waiting to assist visitors with information for planning their visit. Agate Center exhibits, restrooms, a Nature Store gift shop and a multi-purpose classroom are among the facilities available to each visitor. Please look for the eye-catching stone inlay set in the floor at the entrance to the Agate Center Exhibit Hall.

Photo of a woman and two boys learning about agates in the Moose Lake Agate Center exhibit hall.


Agate Center

Enjoy the beauty and wonder of Lake Superior Agates through the informative displays and excellent collections in this exhibit hall.

Photo of two young boys wading at the Moose Lake swimming beach.


Swimming beach

Located walking distance from the campground, this clean, sandy beach spot is just right for campers, day users, or travelers heading through looking for a quick swim.

Photo of dappled sunlight covering the Tall Pine Trail at Moose Lake State Park.


Tall Pine Trail

Listen to the wind through the tops of towering pines while strolling along this 40 year old pine plantation. Look for clues to timber resource management practices in this stand.

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