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Lac Qui Parle State Park

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Where to go: The Lac qui Parle River is beautiful this time of year. Come hike the lower trails to view the wildlife and waterfowl!

What you'll see: Most of the wildflowers are now gone, but the lake view still remains spectacular, especially as the sun is setting in the evenings.

Also of interest: The Lac qui Parle controlled goose hunt runs October 16 through December 2, 2014. There is now no need to register for blinds at the office. For more information go to www.mndnr.gov and find the new hunting guide under the waterfowl hunting section.

Last updated: October 15, 2014 

Special Offer for Park Permits

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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Getting there

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.


Phone: 320-734-4450

Email: lacquiparle.statepark@state.mn.us

Best time to contact the park:

Summer: Monday - Sunday 10 am - 3:30 pm