Lake Shetek State Park

In the area

From Explore MN Tourism

Recreation Facilities


Picnic Area

Close to the lake and swimming beach

Located close to the lake and swimming beach, it is handicap accessible with fire rings and picnic tables scattered throughout.

Picnic Shelter

Open shelter and enclosed shelter

There are two picnic shelters, an open shelter and an enclosed stone shelter with a woodstove. Both shelters have electricity and the open shelter is available to rent. Contact the park office for more information.


The playground equipment is located adjacent to the swimming beach and picnic area.


Available for free checkout at the park office.


Available for free checkout at the park office



Thank you to the Friends of Lake Shetek State Park for donating soccer nets and balls for use by our park visitors. Please inquire at the park office.


Warming House

Enclosed shelter

The warming house is the enclosed stone shelter. There is electricity, several picnic tables and a woodstove for heat.

Water Facilities

Fishing Pier

Near picnic area

It is wheelchair accessible and located adjacent to the picnic area.

Swimming Beach

Near picnic area

Boat Access

Lake Shetek

The drive-in boat landing provides direct access to Lake Shetek and has a large parking lot for vehicles and trailers. Canoes, kayaks, paddleboards, paddleboat and rowboats are also located here and are available to rent at the park office.

Canoe Access

Smith Lake

The canoe access and dock on Smith Lake within the park is part of the canoe trail on Lake Shetek. Signs marking the portages to Lake Shetek are visible. There are also canoes located here that can be rented at the park office.