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Lac Qui Parle State Park

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Where to go: Hike the trails to see the fall colors and migratory waterfowl along the Lac qui Parle River. You may even spot the triplet fawns that hang out in the lower campground!

What you'll see: There are still some remaining wildflowers up at the office, but the golden browns of the grasses are now taking over the color.

Also of interest: The 2014 Meander Upper MN River Art Crawl is October 3-5. Friday, 12 pm-6 pm; Saturday, 9 am-6 pm; Sunday, 9 am-4 pm. Come check out the many artists in our area. This extends all the way from Clinton to Granite Falls, MN. For more information go to www.artsmeander.com or call 866-866-5432. (Or go to facebook.com/MeanderArtCrawl)

Last updated: September 30, 2014 

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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