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Motorcycle thru park

Fairly short and most of the road gravel but some beautiful colors and vistas. The whole area is... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2017
Jim B
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Spicer, Minnesota
Beautiful hikes, well marked

The rangers were kind and helped us choose hikes for the days we were there. The trails are well... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2017
Laura S
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des moines, United States
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Popular with families, this park offers many activities and trails that connect with many of the park's lakes.
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39721 Park Entrance Rd, Pelican Rapids, MN 56572-7723
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Reviewed 23 February 2018 via mobile

Beautiful park with several campgrounds. There are a few lakes inside the park. One with trout which is really nice. The camp sites are not the best. A lot of them are just not fitting for boat trailers and camper trailers. Some of the sites...More

4  Thank 00seva00
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Fairly short and most of the road gravel but some beautiful colors and vistas. The whole area is full of fall colors and the park has some of the best. We took big road bikes and found the road passable but wouldn't recommend if it...More

1  Thank Jim B
Reviewed 27 September 2017

The rangers were kind and helped us choose hikes for the days we were there. The trails are well marked, and provided beautiful views!

1  Thank Laura S
Reviewed 15 September 2017

This park has a lot going on. There is the overlook point that looks out over the surrounding lakes and land features, the clean beach areas with picnic tables and grills and multiple hikes through wooded areas or around lakes. I was surprised at the...More

1  Thank 24QueenBee
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

This park is wonderful! Many hiking trails, easy to follow trail maps, swimming areas, and camping areas. Great place to spend a weekend year round! Groomed cross country ski trails in the winter. All season destination.

2  Thank Katherine I
Reviewed 23 July 2017

I've only camped with my horse a few times, but this out of the way campground is really nice. I highly recommend this place. Very nice trails.

1  Thank MNgal64
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Coming from an area that doesn't have too much of a problem with ticks we stupidly didn't think about getting bug spray before we decided to wander around the park. Don't get me wrong - this is a wonderfully beautiful park with some of the...More

Thank itstherooster
Reviewed 21 June 2017

I was born and raised in PR, so I have made many trips by car, bike, and boat to Maplewood State Park. There is a great swimming beach there. When I was a young child, my uncle used to take us four-wheeling in his 1972...More

1  Thank Jill T
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

Beautiful and lots of water fun, small swim beach and canoes to rent. We can't wait to go back to see fall colors and try camping there.

Thank Caringmamaof3
Reviewed 2 March 2017

One of my favorite state parks. So many trails and a great swimming area. Only six miles away from downtown Pelican Rapids and 12 miles from The Inn at Dunvilla.

Thank Eric M
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AJStorz
12 October 2015|
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Response from dranch | Reviewed this property |
There is the same park entrance fee as with all Minnesota State Parks. I buy the $25 annual fee, but you can buy daily fee. Then of course camping is extra.
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Kathleen T
12 October 2015|
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Response from dranch | Reviewed this property |
I haven't biked myself, but certainly you can bike on the roads. I have seen other campers biking. I don't thing the off road trails can be biked on though.
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