Monson State Park Fall Color Report for 10-8-20

Where to go
The crunch of fall is underfoot on the Monson Lake Trail. Park in the lot by the vault toilet and head out on the trail. Travel past through the woods, past dry fall wetlands and along the lake.

What you’ll see
Monson Lake State Park is a now quiet relic of tragic Minnesota History. See the presently peaceful site but read more about it’s history before visiting to learn more.

More tips
Monson Lake State Park is a site of the Conflict of 1862 between the US Government and the Dakota Peoples of Minnesota. Learn more by stopping at the interpretive signs and visiting the Minnesota Historical Society website:

Click here to see some photos of the fall colors.

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The possibilities are endless on our 30 recreational lakes…boating, swimming, fishing, water skiing, tubing, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boating, hydro biking, paddle boarding and so much more!

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Surrounded by beautiful lakes and scenery…who wouldn’t take a hike or a leisurely bike ride to enjoy the view? With miles of trials to choose from, you can always find new places to explore.

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