Lake Louise State Park

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Lake Louise State Park

Lake Louise lures hikers and horseback riders to its trails, which wind through open meadows and lush hardwoods. It also provides bicyclists with access to the paved Shooting Star State Trail, which bisects the park. A historic dam impounds the Upper Iowa and Little Iowa River, allowing for great paddling, swimming and fishing on Lake Louise. In addition, visitors swim, boat, or fish in Lake Louise. Hiking and horseback riding are also popular sports at this park. The lakeside picnic grounds and beach area draws visitors in the summer.

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Park Notes

Virtual Tour

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Bike Trail

The twenty mile Shooting Star State Trail winds through the park and is available for use in the spring through late fall.

Seasonal Information

Lake Louise State Park is staffed on a seasonal basis. Camping at the park opens Memorial weekend and remains available through Labor Day.

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Park Highlights

tree Quiet Park

tree Seasonal Wildflowers

tree Peaceful Campgrounds

tree Canoeing on Lake Louise

tree Swimming Beach

tree Horse Trails Through Varied Habitat


The park is open every day from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.
For information, call Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park at 507-352-5111.


c/o Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park:
21071 County 118 Preston, MN 55965

tel: c/o Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park: 507-352-5111


Getting There

Approximately 1.5 miles north of LeRoy on County Road 14.