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Zippel Bay State Park

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Where to go: Adventure to the multiple rock outcroppings in the park for the best early autumn show. Shea's rock, just to the east of the boat ramp, gives a nice view of the bay as well.

What you'll see: Smooth sumac, juneberry bushes, asters, pearly everlasting, black-eyed susans, and goldenrod are among the plants you'll see on the rock outcrops. Throughout the park; bur oak, ash, balm of gilead, and birch are all starting to turn.

Also of interest: Migrating birds have been seen in numbers in the park and surrounding waters - Canada geese, snow geese, cormorants, mallard, ring-necked ducks are among the waterfowl. An American bittern has been seen frequenting the flowing well at the beach area.

Last updated: September 16, 2014 

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Getting there

3684 54th Avenue Northwest
Williams, MN 56686

From the west end of Baudette, take Highway 172, 10 miles north to County Road 8. Go west on 8 for 6 miles to the park entrance.


Phone: 218-783-6252

Email: zippelbay.statepark@state.mn.us

Best time to contact the park:

Fall & Winter: Office hours vary. If no one is available, please leave a message.

Spring & Summer:The office will be staffed most weekends from Memorial Day through Labor Day.