Split Rock Creek State Park Snapshot Tour

Welcome to the Split Rock Creek State Park virtual tour! On this journey you'll see a lovely stone bridge spanning Split Rock Creek, enjoy a variety of activities along Split Rock Lake, and marvel at the all the native prairie flowers visible from the top of picturesque Prairie Hill. Enjoy your virtual tour, and then come visit the park in person sometime soon!


Photo of the 1938 dam spanning Split Rock Creek, quarried from local rock.
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Dam Overlook

A highlight of the park, this dam forms the only lake in the county. It was completed in 1938 by the Works Progress Administration (WPA). Nearby, a lovely stone bridge spans Split Rock Creek. The craftsmanship of this WPA era bridge has placed it on the National Register of Historic Places. Both projects were constructed with Sioux quartzite, a hard red rock quarried locally.


Photo of the accessible fishing pier along Split Rock Lake.
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Fishing Pier

An accessible pier along Split Rock Lake offers a wonderful spot for young anglers and families to fish.


Photo of the shoreline along the park's picnic grounds.
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Picnic Grounds

Set close to the lake, this location offers waterfront picnicking and the chance to cast a line. The beautiful lake views also make this a popular spot for weddings.


Photo of the picnic shelter and grounds.
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Picnic Area

Pack a picnic lunch and stay awhile. Enjoy the use of a shelter or several picnic tables as you watch wildlife from this scenic spot.


Photo of the horseshoe area.
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Horseshoes

Pass the afternoon away with a game of horseshoes, or just relax on a bench under a shady tree. Horseshoes are available from the park office.


Photo of the trail near the shore and beach.
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Hiking Trail

A beautifully wooded trail runs from the picnic grounds to the swimming beach and along the lake. This trail is part of a 2.5 mile system and is a great place to enjoy bird watching.


Photo of the sandy beach on Split Rock Lake.
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Swimming Beach

Split Rock Lake is the only lake in Pipestone County. A sandy, shallow swim area provides a great location for families to swim.


Photo of boats that can be rented seasonally from the park office.
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Boat Landing

Head out on the water for an afternoon of fun. Row boats, paddle boats, canoes and kayaks can be rented seasonally from the park office.


Photo of the view from prairie hill.
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Prairie Hill

Experience the splendor of prairie flowers blooming from spring to fall on this native prairie hill.


Photo of exhibits inside the interpretive center located on prairie hill.
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Interpretive Center

Perched atop a prairie hill, this building is a favorite place to view waterfowl in the spring. In the winter months, come inside the building to warm up after a few sled rides down the hill.


Photo showing camping facilities and grounds available at the campground.
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Campground

Nicely shaded and spaced sites are located off a hard-surfaced campground road. An accessible shower house with flush toilets is available nearby for your convenience (open seasonally).


Photo of the boat dock and shoreline.
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Campground Boat Dock

This dock is a great spot for young anglers to fish while parents keep an eye on them from the comfort of their campsite.


Photo of the lakeside non-electric campsite.
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Non-Electric Site

Enjoy lakeside views at a more private non-electric site during your stay.


Photo showing the group camp, a popular spot with space up to 50 people.
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Group Camp

This site accommodates up to 50 people, making it a popular spot for groups of all kinds to set up a tent and camp. Enjoy the use of several picnic tables, a large fire ring, running water, and vault toilets during your stay.


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This program is made possible by funds from the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment.