Lake Maria State Park

In the area

From Explore MN Tourism

Seasonal Update

Water: Water is available at the Trail Center and near the Group Camp sites year round.

Drinking Water: Water in the picnic area of the park is off for the season. Water is available year-round at the group camp parking area and Trail Center.

Bathroom Facilities: Flush toilets available year-round at the Trail Center.

Showers: No showers available in this park.


Campgrounds: Backpack sites available year-round. Registration is required before occupying your site. Reservations recommended for weekends and holidays during the regular camping season.

Electric Sites: No electric sites in this park.

Special Notes for RV Campers: All sites are backpack only - we have no drive in sites at Lake Maria State Park.


Contact Notes: Best time to contact the park:

Friday Noon to 4pm, Saturday - 10am- 4pm, Sunday - 10am - 2pm. Other times, leave message.


Trail Notes: Fourteen miles of hiking trail through wooded, rolling terrain. Six miles of horseback riding trail. Horseback riding trails open May 1 to November 1. Over six miles of groomed classic ski trails in the winter. Winter hikers and snowshoers are asked to stay off of groomed ski trails trail during the ski season.

Season Rentals: Canoe and Kayak rentals are done for the season. Snowshoe rentals will be available when we get a few inches of snow for $6 per pair for the day.

Naturalist Programs and Park Tours: Programs available year-round.