Seasonal Update

Water: Water services are now turned off for the season in the campgrounds and day use area. Water will be available for the 2015 season starting on Friday, May 1st.

Drinking Water: Water services are now turned off for the season in the campgrounds and day use area. Drinking water is available year round from the green hydrant near the park office parking lot. Full drinking water services will be available for the season starting on Friday, May 1st.

Bathroom Facilities: Flush toilets are now closed for the season. Vault toilets are available year-round in the Yellow Medicine, Riverside, and Equestrian campgrounds, as well as the picnic grounds and confluence day-use area. Flush toilets will be available for the 2015 season starting on Friday, May 1st.

Showers: Showers are now closed for the season. Showers will be available for the 2015 season starting on Friday, May 1st.

Dump Station: None in the park. Nearest dump station located in Granite Falls near the water treatment plant on US Highway 212.

 

Campgrounds: Camping is available year-round in the Yellow Medicine and Equestrian Campgrounds. In winter, two electric campsites are available in the horse camp.

Electric Sites: Park has 14 electric sites in main (Yellow Medicine) campground, and 5 in the horse camp.

Special Notes for RV Campers: Gravel spurs in the campground.

Reservations: Recommended for weekends and holidays. The reservation season for 2015 begins Friday, May 1st and ends Saturday, October 17th in the Yellow Medicine, Riverside, and Equestrian Campgrounds; and the tipi reservation season begins Friday, May 22nd and ends Saturday, October 17th.

 

Contact Notes:

Best time to contact the park:

Memorial Day through Labor Day: Friday and Saturday: 8:00 am to 8:00 pm; Sunday to Thursday: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Labor Day through Memorial Day: Saturday and Sunday: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Office hours will vary; please leave a message if you are unable to reach a staff member.

Questions can also be referred to the Lac qui Parle State Park office at 320-734-4450

 

Trail Notes: The park has 18 miles of hiking trails and 16 miles of horse trails. Horse trails in the park will close for the season when we have our first snowfall. In winter, the park maintains 2.25 miles of groomed cross-country ski trails and 14 miles of snowmobile trails. Dog sledding and Skijoring is permitted on 14 miles of snowmobile trail during the week. Snowshoeing is permitted anywhere in the park except on groomed ski trails.