Lake Carlos State Park

In the area

From Explore MN Tourism

Programs & Services

Park Office

500 Feet from Park Entrance

Includes the park Nature Store.

Visitor Center

Near the Campground

The visitor center is open to the public seasonally from May-October. Please call the park office for updated hours.

Interpretive Exhibit

Visitor Center

Exhibits are available inside the visitor center. Interpretive signs are also displayed along the Maple-Basswood and Wetland Overlook trails.

Naturalist Programs

A variety of interpretive programs are available year-round. See the park's Programs and Activities page for an updated schedule.

Historic Site

WPA-Built Buildings

A number of buildings in the park were built during the WPA era and are on the National Register of Historic Places.

Gift Shop

Park Office

Come visit our Nature Store located in the park office.


Within 5 Miles

Grocery and convenience stores are located within 5 miles of the park.


Snowshoes, Canoes, Paddleboat, Life jackets, Paddles, Ice Fish House

Please visit park office to reqnRentals are only available during office hours. Newly added a portable, thermal flip-over, 2 person ice fish house to be used on Lake Carlos only.

Other items that can be checked out for free include fishing kits, ice fishing kits, birding kits, and kids' discovery kits. Ask about these kits at the park office.


At Park Office

Wood is available year-round at the park office.

Ice Sales

At Park Office

Ice is available at the park office.


Within 5 Miles

A number of restaurants in the towns of Carlos and Miltona.


Geocaching Demo Park

Bring your own GPS unit or use one of the park's hand-held units for free. As time permits, park staff will be available to give you helpful tips and geocaching information.