Lake Shetek State Park

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Seasonal Update

Water: Water is on for the 2017 season as of April 14, 2017.

Drinking Water: The drinking water spigots throughout the park have been turned on for the 2017 season as of April 14, 2017.

Bathroom Facilities: The bathroom facilities have opened for the 2017 season as of April 14, 2017.

Showers: The bathroom and shower buildings have been opened for the 2017 season as of April 14, 2017.

Dump Station: The water at the dump station has been opened for the 2017 season as of April 14, 2017.


Campgrounds: The campgrounds are open for the 2017 season. The park has 4 Camper Cabins that are available year-round. During the winter months, the cabins are available only Thursday - Sunday. The park has six non-electric sites. Rustic camping is available in the Prairie Campground and a rustic cart-in site at Park Lake. There are 7 cart-in campsites adjacent to Oak Woods Campground.

Electric Sites: There are 32 electric sites in Oak Woods Campground and 32 full hookup sites (sewer/water/electric) in Sunrise Campground. Each electric site has up to 50 amp service.

Special Notes for RV Campers: There are 32 full hookup sites in Sunrise Campground. All electric sites at Lake Shetek State Park have now been upgraded to 50 amp.


Contact Notes: Spring hours: Open Daily from 8am - 4:30pm as staffing allows. Please use self registration for purchasing permits and the reservation line for registering for camping if the office is closed.


Trail Notes: Lake Shetek has 8 miles of summer hiking trails, six miles of surfaced bike trails and 7.5 miles of wheelchair accessible trails. In winter, the park has five miles of groomed snowmobile trails. Snowshoeing is permitted anywhere in the park except on groomed snowmobile trails. There are also two marked snowshoe trails, 3/4 mile and 2 1/4 miles in length, starting at the picnic area parking lot. The stone shelter with a wood stove is available.

Season Rentals: Visit the park office to check availability for rowboats, canoes, single and tandem kayaks, stand-up paddleboards and a paddleboat. Snowshoes are available to rent during the winter months. Also available for free checkout are volleyballs, horseshoes, kid's discovery kits, birding kits, and GPS units for geocaching. The picnic shelter in the park is available for rent at $45/day. Contact the park for more information.

Naturalist Programs and Park Tours: There are occasional interpretive programs held in the park. Please check with the office, DNR online event calendar or park bulletin boards for more details.