Lake Shetek State Park
The word "Shetek" is Ojibwe for "pelican," a bird which visits Lake Shetek during the summer and fall. The park contains the largest lake in southwestern Minnesota, which forms the headwaters of the Des Moines River.
Expect great fishing for walleye, northern, crappie, and bullheads. Loon Island, a 45-acre island on Lake Shetek, is accessible on foot via a causeway and includes an interpretive trail.
Visit the Koch Cabin and monument memorializing pioneer settlers. The park includes a swimming beach, boat launch, campgrounds and a scenic six-mile loop bicycle trail into the town of Currie. Boat, canoe, and kayak rentals are available.
Tell me more about this park's wildlife, history, geology and landscape.
2016 Reservations changes
Ready for a getaway?
The four camper cabins at Lake Shetek are open year round, available daily Apr - Oct, feature heat and electricity, and are perfect for your year-round adventure.
Come Join The Fun!
The Friends of Lake Shetek State Park are hosting the 11th Annual Pumpkin Festival on Saturday October 22, from 1-4pm at the park's Zuya Group Center. There will be many activities including a huge leaf pile, fall photo opportunity, face painting, games and pumpkin decorating. There will also be smore's and refreshments available too. See you there!
November deer hunt
The park will close during a special permit youth hunt from November 19 - 20. For more information, visit hunting in state parks.
(Updated Sept. 19, 2016)
Video about the Park:
Watch Pioneer Public Television's Great Minnesota Parks, featuring Lake Shetek State Park. Originally aired May 19, 2013.
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 Shetek State Park.
Bird Checklist at Lake Shetek State Park.
Spring hours: Open Daily from 8am - 4:30pm. Please use self registration if the office is closed.
163 State Park Road
Currie, MN 56123
North of Currie on County Road 38.