Glacial Lakes State Park

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Glacial Lakes State Park

Stand on top of the scenic glacial hills and experience the vast, open prairie which once dominated Minnesota. Wildflowers and prairie grasses blanket the landscape from spring through fall.

Swim, fish or boat (electric motors only) in the fresh, clear waters of 56-acre Signalness Lake. Canoe rental is available. A shady, spacious campground is available; horseback riders and backpack campers can camp at the trail center and at remote sites. A picnic area deck overlooks Signalness Lake.

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Visitor Alert!

Current Conditions.

The park is open. Some trails may be wet due to recent rain events.

Astronomy and Stargazing Saturday Sept. 27 at dusk. WEATHER DEPENDING.

See stars, planets, galaxies and nebulae up close with your own eyes!

Join the Glacial Lakes Astronomers and Stargazers Society (GLASS) at Glacial Lakes State Park. You will get the chance to look through a variety of telescopes and binoculars as GLASS members answer your questions about your night sky.

Meet at the Horse Camp at dusk, weather permitting. No equipment is necessary, but if you have binoculars or a telescope you are highly encouraged to bring them!

For exact program times or in case of inclement weather, contact the park or visit the GLASS website A MN state park vehicle permit is required to attend this event.

(Last updated June 25, 2014)

Camping / Lodging.

The campgrounds are open thru Oct. 18th. After the 18th the only lodging available in the park is the 4 year round camper cabins. Campgrounds close for the season Oct. 19th.

Park Notes

Be fascinated. Check out the naturalist programs and other activities scheduled at the park.

Video about the Park:

Watch Pioneer Public Television's Minnesota's Greatest Parks: West,This link leads to an external site.featuring stories about Glacial Lakes State Park. Originally aired May 15, 2014.

Virtual Tour:

Take a virtual tour. It's a great tool to help you plan your next trip to the park!
Panoramic tour | Snapshot tour

Learn more about the park:

Read an article about Glacial Lakes: Lake Country on Two Wheels

Your footprint on the park:

Please practice the "Leave No Trace" philosophy. Thank you!

Park is Open Year-round:

Glacial Lakes State Park has year-round opportunities! Camping is also available year-round.

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Don't move firewood!

Burning non-local firewood can spread invasive species, and it's against Minnesota state law. Learn more. Always buy your firewood at the park, or from an approved local vendor. Find firewood vendors for Glacial Lakes State Park.


Bird Checklist This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. at Glacial Lakes State Park.

Park Highlights

tree Camping

tree Fishing


Best time to contact the park:

For information, call the park at 320-239-2860. Please leave a message if no one is available and someone will return your call.


25022 County Road 41
Starbuck, MN 56381

tel: 320-239-2860

fax: 320-239-4605


Getting There

From the town of Starbuck, go 3 miles south on Highway 29, then 2 miles south on County Road 41.