Old Mill State Park

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Old Mill State Park


A log cabin and a steam-powered flour mill at Old Mill State Park are bold landmarks from the past. The grist mill still gets fired up once a year to grind flour.

The Middle River meanders through the park and visitors can see deer, beaver, and ruffed grouse. Enjoy the prairie and the ever-changing parade of wildflowers along wooded trails.

A swimming area, swinging bridge, picnic grounds, campground, and interpretive displays are popular among visitors.

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


Visitor Alert

Winter Information

  • Ski trails will not be groomed this winter as part of a statewide reduction in grooming. Trails are open for back-country skiing and snowshoeing.
  • The parking lot at the sliding hill will be plowed this winter. It may be a few days after a snowfall before the lot is plowed, however, due to reduced staffing.
  • The road to the picnic shelter will not be plowed. The picnic shelter is open for use for those who wish to walk over from the sliding hill.

Reservation Information

All campsites at this park are now reservable. Same-day reservations are now available! If you need help making a reservation online, call 866-857-2757. For more details, read the FAQ.

(Updated January 17, 2017)

Park Notes

Virtual Tour:

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Old Mill State Park is open for day-use, year-round!

For more information on seasonal conditions at Old Mill State Park, visit Seasonal Updates.

Friends of Old Mill State Park:

The Friends of Old Mill State Park is actively seeking new members!
Membership is open to individuals and organizations interested in supporting Old Mill State Park through park improvement projects and volunteer activities. Call Lake Bronson State Park at (218) 754-2200 for membership information.

Group Camp:

There is currently no water available directly in the group camp. Group campers will need to transfer water from the campground.

Gift Cards:

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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 Old Mill State Park.

Birders:

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

Park Highlights

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Hours

If no one is available, please contact Lake Bronson State Park at (218) 754-2200.

Contact

33489 240th Avenue Northwest
Argyle, MN 56713

tel: 218-437-8174

email: oldmill.statepark@state.mn.us

Getting There

From Newfolden, go 11 miles west on County Road 4. From Argyle, go 12 miles east on County Road 4, then 1 mile north on County Road 4 to County Road 39.