Rice Lake State Park

In the area

From Explore MN Tourism

Programs & Services

Park Office

At Park Entrance

Interpretive Exhibit

Park Office, Observation Area

Window on Nature at Park Office. Observation deck in picnic area.

Naturalist Programs


Occasional programs.

Historic Site

Within 10 Miles

Rice Lake Church historic site and others from 1 to 10 miles from park.

Gift Shop

Park Office

Great books, field guides and park specific clothing items, plus gift items.


Within 10 Miles

Major grocery stores as well as convenience stores within 10 miles of park.



Available at the office.


Park Office

Available year-round.

Ice Sales

Park Office

Available spring through late fall.


Within 10 Miles

Lots of choices in Owatonna.

Public Phones

Park Office

Pay phone outside office.


Observation Deck

Deck is located on lakeshore in picnic area. Great for observing waterfowl and other wildlife. Binoculars and field guides available on loan. Explorer kits also available on loan for nature observation.