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Kilen Woods State Park

For a quiet, relaxing time, hike the cool woodland trail which meanders along the tranquil Des Moines River, or enjoy the view of the river valley from Dinosaur Ridge Overlook. You'll find pleasant surprises as you explore small creeks, prairie grasslands, and oak savannas. Visitors enjoy camping, canoeing, fishing, picnicking and hiking.

Tell me more about this park's wildlife, history, geology and landscape.

Visitor Alert!

Youth hunt

Kilen Woods State Park will be closed to the public from October 24 through October 25. The park will be open only to participating youth hunters and their mentor. 

For more information: state parks during fall hunting season.

(Updated Oct. 6, 2015)

Park Notes

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

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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 Kilen Woods State Park.


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

Park Highlights

tree Peaceful/Quiet Park

tree Birdwatching

tree Hiking

tree Camping

tree Spring Wildflowers


For information on this park, contact the Windom Parks and Trails office at 507-831-2900, ext. 221.


Physical address
50200 860th Street
Lakefield, MN 56150

Mailing address
c/o Windom Parks and Trails Office
175 Co Rd 26
Windom, MN 56101

tel: 507-831-2900 ext 221

email: kilenwoods.statepark@state.mn.us

Getting There

From the town of Lakefield, go 4 miles north on Hwy. 86 until you hit the junction of 86 and County Road 24. Then go 5 miles east on County Road 24 to the park.