Seasonal Update

Water: Water is available year round at the Visitor Center and at the Historic Agency site. Hydrants in Yellow Medicine & Riverside Campgrounds and the Picnic Area have been turned off for the remainder of the 2016 season. The well at the Equestrian Camp is controlled by a breaker switch starting in October. Hydrants will be turned back on, weather dependent, in mid-May 2017.

Drinking Water: All hydrants have drinkable water.

Bathroom Facilities: *2016 UPDATE: The vault toilet in the Yellow Medicine Campground was damaged in a storm on July 16 and will not be available for the remainder of the year.* Vault toilets are available year-round in the Yellow Medicine, Riverside, and Equestrian campgrounds, as well as the picnic grounds and confluence day-use areas. Flush toilets will be available for the 2016 season starting on May 1st and will remain open into October until the Monday after MEA weekend.

Showers: Showers are available for the 2016 season, starting on May 1st and will remain open into October until the Monday after MEA weekend.

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


Campgrounds: All campground are open for the 2016 season.

Electric Sites: Park has 14 electric sites in main (Yellow Medicine) campground, and 7 in the horse camp.

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

Reservations: The 2016 reservation season will begin on May 1st . Reservations can be made a year in advance online or by calling 1-866-85PARKS.


Contact Notes:

Best time to contact the park:

Memorial Day through Labor Day: Friday 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm; Saturday and Sunday: noon to 4:00 pm

Labor Day through Memorial Day:

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 ungroomed 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.