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Monson Lake State Park


Cast your line for walleye, northerns, bass, and sunfish in Monson Lake. Birdwatchers look for white pelicans, herons, western grebes, and songbirds in this 187-acre park with a diverse landscape of wetlands and hardwood forests. The park includes a quiet campground and wooded picnic area. Paddle the lake and take a short portage that leads from Monson Lake to West Sunburg Lake.

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


Visitor Alert!

Day use only

Water is off for the season, visitors should pack some drinking water before traveling to Monson Lake. The modern restroom and shower building is closed for the season. Learn more about seasonal conditions online, or call Sibley State Park at 320-354-2055 for more information about Monson Lake State Park.

Park Notes

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

U.S.-Dakota War of 1862:

2012 marked 150 years since the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862. Monson Lake State Park was an important location during this time. Find out how to learn more.

Virtual Tour:

Take a virtual tour. It's a great tool to help you plan your next trip to the park!
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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 Monson Lake State Park.

Birders:

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

Park Highlights

tree Camping

tree Fishing


Hours

For information on this park, contact Sibley State Park at 320-354-2055 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Contact

1690 15th Street Northeast
Sunburg, MN 56289

tel: 320-366-3797

email: monsonlake.statepark@state.mn.us

Getting There

Access is off State Highway 9, just west of Sunburg, via County Road 95.