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Father Hennepin State Park

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Where to go: Take a hike along the lake, beautiful fall sunsets daily. Some Maples are tinted with some red. Basswoods and Ash trees are also starting to turn golden.

What you'll see: Some wildflowers like Aster & Woodland Sunflower are nearing peak. Chipmunks and squirrels storing their caches in the woods.

Also of interest: Crappies being caught on the fishing pier. Cast a line from one of our 2 fishing piers. Fall fishing is picking up! Albino deer: One doe is seen on a regular basis, she has twin fawns.

Last updated: September 18, 2014 

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Getting there

P.O. Box 397
Isle, MN 56342
41294 Father Hennepin Park Road
Isle, MN 56342

From the town of Isle, go one mile west on Highway 27 to the park entrance.


Phone: 320-676-8763

Email: fatherhennepin.statepark@state.mn.us

Best time to contact the park:

Summer: Sunday - Wednesday, 9 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.; Thursday and Saturday 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m. - 10 p.m.

Spring and Fall: Daily, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Winter: Generally, 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Office hours limited due to staffing.