Where to go: The maple trees by the lodge are in vibrant color right now, and the bike trail north of Annie Battle Lake should be golden by the weekend. Whether it be a canoe trip on the creek, a hike in the woods or prairie, or a bike ride on the Glendalough Trail, there are no bad choices this week.
What you'll see: Lodge area maples have turned bright red, yellow, and orange. Bike trail will mostly be yellow and gold, with an occasional surprise of red or orange where the treetops are visible. Prairie grasses still make some sweeping vistas of red, brown, and orange. Eagles, ospreys, turkeys, and deer have been very visible. Ducks will begin migrating through on Sunset Lake very soon.
Also of interest: No reservations needed for campsites this time of year. Water and showers are on through this weekend. Boat, canoe, and kayak rentals are still available.Last updated: September 30, 2014
Canít decide between a one-day or year-round park permit? The DNR has a special offer that can help. Start by purchasing a one-day permit for $5 and visit as many state parks as possible. After visiting the state parks, trade in the one-day permit by the end of that day and get $5 off the purchase of a year-round permit. Year-round permits, which cost $25, provide unlimited access to all 76 Minnesota state parks and recreation areas for a full year from the month of purchase.
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25287 Whitetail Lane
From the town of Battle Lake, go 1.5 miles north on State Hwy. #78 and 1.8 miles east on Ottertail Co. Hwy #16 to the park entrance.
Best time to contact the park:
Daily, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.