Where to go: For wide open prairie trails head down to the horse camp and begin your hike there. There are 9 miles of horse/ hiking trails that lead out from this point. For great views we suggest hiking to the highest point in the park. You can make your way up to the Oakridge campground and park at the far end of the campground loop, head out on the trail from there. To the highest point and back is just under a 3 mile hike. This trail starts out in the open prairie then is right on the edge of the prairie and hardwoods.
What you'll see: We don't get a lot of leaf color here in the park with the types of trees that we have. Leaves have started to fall already.
Also of interest: Water is on and the park is open for camping. Camping will close for the season on Oct. 19. Four camper cabins remain open year round and have electric heat.Last updated: October 15, 2014
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25022 County Road 41
From the town of Starbuck, go 3 miles south on Highway 29, then 2 miles south on County Road 41.
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For information, call the park at 320-239-2860. Please leave a message if no one is available and someone will return your call.