Lac qui Parle State Park

In the area

From Explore MN Tourism

Recreation Facilities


Picnic Area

On Lac qui Parle Lake

Tables and fire rings available in area. Picnicking is available at various locations in the park.

Picnic Shelter

2 Open Shelters

Shelters are located near the Lower Unit Campground. One shelter has electricity. Can be reserved by calling the park office.


Warming House

Lower campground

In winter, the picnic shelter, located near the lower unit campground, is used as a warming house. The shelter is enclosed and contains fireplace.

Water Facilities

Water Source

Minnesota River and Lac qui Parle Lake


Lac qui Parle Lake

Excellent fishing for walleye and catfish.

Swimming Beach

Within the park

Sandy beach located in a scenic, rocky area on the west side of Lac qui Parle Lake. No lifeguard.

Boat Access

Near the Beach

There are several boat access sites throughout the Lac qui Parle Lake area.

Boating Restrictions

Lac qui Parle Lake

No jet skis allowed. Lake is located within Lac qui Parle Wildlife Management Area. Rules governing lake use vary with the season. Check at the park headquarters for current information and regulations.

Canoe Access

On Lac qui Parle River Near Lower Campground

Canoe access is open and available.