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Maplewood State Park

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Life without love is like a tree without blossom and fruit.

I made a recent day trip to Maplewood State Park and it was as great as expected! The colors were... read more

Reviewed 17 October 2018
Jake G
The Colors are getting going.

I was there today and the colors are well on the way. I took quite a few photo's and will be going... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2018
Gordon C
Fargo, North Dakota, United States
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“fall colors”(11 reviews)
“hiking trails”(7 reviews)
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
+1 218-863-8383
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Reviewed 17 October 2018

I made a recent day trip to Maplewood State Park and it was as great as expected! The colors were very vibrant and were really amazing to see. We make the hike to one of the overlooks on the lake and also took the scenic...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Jake G
Reviewed 28 September 2018

I was there today and the colors are well on the way. I took quite a few photo's and will be going back this weekend.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Gordon C
Reviewed 22 August 2018

We camped at one of the back-pack only sites (Cow Lake). There is no potable water there, but there is an outhouse, a fire pit, and a picnic table. We loved seeing the swans close up and had a great time hiking on trails in...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Larry P
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile

My 16 year old son and I decided to go for a car tour of the place in a convertible. Beautiful day and the place was maculate. Did see some nice butterflies and birds. No deer like I was hoping but it was the middle...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 22 July 2018

This is a beautiful place to have a wedding. The grounds are well maintained. The shelter was in very nice shape. This is a very nice state park.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Nancy P
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

Date of experience: June 2017
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

Date of experience: October 2017
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!

Date of experience: September 2017
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

Date of experience: September 2017
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.

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank 910katherinei
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19 June 2018|
Response from Amberfargo |
Fishing can be hit or miss. Spring fishing is the best! I am not a robot.
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.
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.