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Zippel Bay State Park

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Where to go: Head down to the big beach for a great panoramic view. Smaller scale water scenes are visible at the marina, with a great view from on top of Shea's rock.

What you'll see: Look for yellow, pink, gold and orange at the beach with shades of red in the grasses and understory. Also patches of gold glittering in the sun along the south park border. Tamarac have fully turned in the area - don't miss the chance to see these gorgeous pines in their fall finery!

Also of interest: Migratory birds continue to be found in the park, as do year-round residents who are more active during the fall.

Last updated: October 14, 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.