COVID-19 Travel Information

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We are excited to share our local restaurants, shops, hotels, campgrounds and attractions are opening back up! They have taken measures to ensure your visit to the Willmar Lakes Area is a clean and safe one!  

Most Frequently Asked Questions:

  1. Are the campgrounds open? Yes, the campgrounds are open, but with restrictions. Click Here to learn more about the restrictions at campgrounds in Kandiyohi County.
  2. Are the beaches open? Yes, but please continue to social distance and don’t visit crowded beaches. Do not gather in groups, even when outdoors. Learn more by clicking here.
  3. Are hotels open? Yes, and as of June 10th all of their pools are now open with a 50% capacity.
  4. What restaurants have indoor dining or outdoor seating? Please check out the Eat Local page as we continue to update restaurants on a daily basis. Reservations are required.
  5. Is Glacial Ridge Winery open? Yes, their current hours are Thursday 4-9 pm and Friday-Saturday 12pm-9pm. Call for reservations 320-796-9463 for tastings.  Their Summer Concert Series is taking place on Thursday evenings.  View Schedule
  6. Is the Dorothy Olson Aquatic Center or the Splash Pad at Rice Park open? The Dorothy Olson Aquatic Center will remain closed due to pipe repairs. The Splash Pad at Rice Park will open June 16th. Click Here for an article on the two by the West Central Tribune.
  7. Are the parks and playgrounds open? Yes, they are open. Please continue to social distance and wear masks. Learn more by clicking here.
  8. Is the BikeWillmar Bike Share open?  They will be putting out bikes at two locations on June 16th. Click here for more details.

We will continue to update this page as information becomes available.  If you have specific questions, please email us at  

We are eager to welcome you back to the Willmar Lakes Area!



We continue to monitor the ever-changing world surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact it is having on the Willmar Lakes Area tourism industry. We are following all of the Executive Orders and recommendations set forth by Minnesota Governor Tim Walz and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) throughout these unprecedented times. 

For more information on COVID-19 please utilize the following resources:



Questions? Contact the CVB