From the observation tower in the park, view the prairie and aspen-oak forests or watch for deer, sharp-tailed grouse, and sandhill cranes.
The South Branch of the Two Rivers fills Lake Bronson. The lake, which is actually a reservoir, offers visitors swimming, fishing, boating, great camping, and a tranquil backdrop for the picnic grounds. For those who prefer a prairie experience, one of the campground areas allows camping on the prairie.
Trails for hiking, biking and snowmobiling provide visitors with great recreation choices.
Tell me more about this park's wildlife, history, geology and landscape.
Algal Blooms in Lake Bronson
The lack of rain this summer led to blue-green algal blooms occurring along the Lake Bronson shoreline. This cyanobacteria can be toxic to humans and fatal to pets. The Minnesota Department of Health recommends avoiding contact with water with blue-green algae, especially by dogs and children. Recent rains are helping to flush the algae out of the lake, but keeping pets out of the lake is recommended since it can remain toxic for up to two weeks.
All campsites are now reservable. Self-registration for campsites is no longer available, but same-day reservations can be made by phone or online prior to arriving at the park or from the courtesy phone outside the park office. Advanced reservations are recommended for the Lakeside Campground since same-day availability may be limited. Click on this link to make a reservation online, or call 866-857-2757. For more details, read the FAQ.
(Updated September 20, 2017)
Lake Bronson State Park is a Geocaching Checkpoint. We have GPS units to loan out for free if you do not have your own - just inquire at the park office to borrow one of ours.
The Lake Bronson State Park Visitor's Center is available for rent anytime of the year. The Great Room is a perfect venue for meetings, community or family events. There is an attached kitchen for food preparation and service. Please contact the park for availability and rental fees.
The Friends of Lake Bronson State Park group is active again and seeking new members! Membership is open to individuals and organizations interested in supporting Lake Bronson State Park through park improvement projects and volunteer activities. Call the park at 218-754-2200 for membership information.
Purchase a Minnesota State Parks Gift Card.
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 Lake Bronson State Park.
Bird Checklist for Lake Bronson State Park.
There are no regular office hours in the off season. The office will be open as staff is available.
3793 230th St
Lake Bronson, MN 56734
Located 2 miles east of the town of Lake Bronson, the park access is on County Highway 28.