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Lac Qui Parle State Park

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Where to go: The sunsets in the Upper Campground and at the overlook on Cty Rd 32 (looking over Lac qui Parle Lake)are spectacular!

What you'll see: Sunflowers, goldenrod, and vervain, are still in bloom. There are triplet fawns in the Lower Campground. Stop by to see if you can spot them!

Also of interest: Pelicans and gulls are a common sight at the Lac qui Parle dam. The Lac qui Parle County Fair is September 4-7 in Madison, MN.

Last updated: September 1, 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