Rice Lake State Park

In the area

From Explore MN Tourism

Recreation Facilities


Picnic Area

On lakeshore

Picnic area is wheelchair accessible.

Picnic Shelter

Open shelter

The shelter is located in the picnic area. It is wheelchair accessible and has electricity. Use of the shelter is first-come, first-served, or it can be reserved. Please call the park office for rental rates.


In picnic area

Swings, climbing equipment, slide, and sand play area.

Canoe Access

At the boat launch area

Because Rice Lake is so shallow, canoe and kayaks are preferred for boating.

Golf Course

Within 10 miles

Three courses within ten miles.


Warming House

Boat ramp parking area

This area is the winter trail head. Warming house is opened in the fall for waterfowl hunting season and remains open throughout the winter.

Water Facilities

Water Source

Rice Lake

Rice Lake is a designated waterfowl lake. It is very shallow. Waterfowl hunting is allowed, but only from on the lake.


Nearby Lake Kohlmeier

Rice Lake does not contain any game fish, but there is good fishing in Lake Kohlmeier, ten miles outside the park. Lake Kohlmeier has boat rentals, shore and dock fishing, and a swimming beach.

Swimming Beach

Within 10 miles of the park

Boat Access

In boat launch area

Boating Restrictions

Inquire at the park

Rice Lake is very shallow.