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Lake Maria State Park

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Where to go: Nice blend of colors throughout the forest. Some maple are showing bright colors, lots of yellow and gold color mixed with light shades of green. The Bjorkland Lake Trail and Big Woods trails are excellent hikes in the fall.

What you'll see: Maples are starting to show many red and orange colors. Birch, ash and cottonwood trees have a good mix of yellow and gold. Prairie grasses also have good color with maroon and rust colors. Flowers in bloom are purple aster and goldenrod.

Also of interest: Look for trumpeter swans and waterfowl on lakes and wetlands. Boat, Canoe and Kayak rental continues on weekends thru mid October. Excellent time for hiking and backlpack camping. Timber Dash 5k Run/Walk, Saturday, October 4. Registration at 8 am.

Last updated: September 30, 2014 

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Getting there

11411 Clementa Avenue Northwest
Monticello, MN 55362

The park may be reached from the south via I-94 (exit 193) at Hwy 25, south to Chelsea Rd to Hwy 39 west and Wright County Rd 111, or from the north via I-94 (exit 183) to Hwy 8, County Rd 39 and County Rd 111.


Phone: 763-878-2325

Email: lakemaria.statepark@state.mn.us

Best time to contact the park:

Friday - Monday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Other times, leave message on machine.