Hayes Lake State Park

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From Explore MN Tourism

Seasonal Update

Water: Water is off for the season. We expect to turn the water on May 12, 2017.

Drinking Water: Water is available at hand pumps in the campground and picnic areas.

Bathroom Facilities: The sanitation building is closed for the season and we expect to open it May 12, 2017. Vault toilets are available in the day use areas.

Showers: The shower building is closed for the season. We expect to open the shower building May 12, 2017.

Dump Station: The dump station is closed for the season. We expect to open the dump station May 12, 2017.


Campgrounds: Hayes Lake has two loops with a total of 35 campsites. Two camper cabins are available seasonally. Two hike-in campsites are also available, located on a scenic overlook on the north side of Hayes Lake. The group camp is available from early May through October.

Electric Sites: Park has 18 electric sites for use during the summer camping season.


Contact Notes: Best time to contact the park:

Office hours will vary, but weekends are best. If no one is available, please leave a message or call Lake Bronson State Park 218.754.2200.


Trail Notes: Park has 13 miles of hiking trail, 5 miles of mountain bike trail and 7 miles of horse trail. In winter, 9 miles of snowmobile trails and 5 miles of ski trails. Visitors may snowshoe anywhere in the park with the exception of on the track of groomed ski trails.

Season Rentals: Watercraft rentals have ended for the season. You are welcome to bring your own boats and canoes to the park, though be aware that the boat launch dock has been pulled out for the winter. Motor use on Hayes Lake is limited to electric motors only.

Naturalist Programs and Park Tours: There is no naturalist on staff at this park. Visit the State Parks calendar of events for information on the many special events throughout the season.