Maplewood State Park

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Maplewood State Park

The maple forest turns brilliant shades of orange, gold, and red in the fall.

Eight major lakes and many ponds offer water lovers places to swim, fish, boat, and simply relax.

Lake Lida has a sandy beach and large picnic areas for visitors.

Drive along the scenic route to observe the wildlife: the park is host to 150 bird species and 50 species of mammals.

The extensive trail system attracts hikers, horseback riders, and cross-country skiers.

Tell me more about this park's wildlife, history, geology and landscape.

Visitor Alert!

The non-electric Hollow Campground has now re-opened for camping.

The horse trails are now fully open with recent repair work completed on the horse trail on the west side of the park south of Lake Lida boat landing. Although the Horse Trails are open we are asking riders to call and/or stop at the park office for current trail conditions.

Horse Riders, please use caution in wet areas of trails and remain on the tread way for you and your horse safety and to minimize off trail damage and additional erosion.

The park horse campground remains open, however please note that three campsites remain temporarily closed due to standing water.

State Park Deer Hunt

There will be a deer hunt in Maplewood State Park on November 8 through November 11. The park will remain open to the public during the hunt.

For more information: state parks during fall hunting season.

Last updated September 19, 2014

Park Notes

Be fascinated. Check out the naturalist programs and other activities scheduled at the park.

Virtual Tour:

Take a virtual tour. It's a great tool to help you plan your next trip to the park!
Panoramic tour | Snapshot tour

Horse Camping:

Campsites in the equestrian campgrounds can be reserved. Some sites are able to accommodate additional campers (up to three). Please contact the park for approval.

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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 Maplewood State Park.


Bird Checklist This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. at Maplewood State Park.

Park Highlights

tree Camping

tree Fishing

tree Hiking

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Best time to contact the park:

Daily, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

If no one is available, please leave a message.


39721 Park Entrance Road
Pelican Rapids, MN 56572

tel: 218-863-8383


Getting There

The park entrance is located 7 miles east of Pelican Rapids on State Highway 108.