Summer Map and Guide

brochure Maplewood - Summer Map and Guide

Summer Map of Maplewood State Park (SP) in Minnesota. Published by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MNDNR).

MAP AND GUIDE: MAPLEWOOD STATE PARK 39721 PARK ENTRANCE ROAD PELICAN RAPIDS, MN 56572 OTTERTAIL COUNTY 218-863-8383 VISITOR TIPS • The park is known for its wonderful fall colors. Look for special park events and festivals each autumn. • The park offers 20 miles of horseback trails with excellent vistas and a wide variety of landscapes. Horseback riders ages 16 and over, be sure to get your horse pass from the park office. • Hikers, bring a park map and compass when hiking the trails. • In an emergency call 911. ABOUT THE PARK SO EVERYONE CAN ENJOY... Maplewood State Park was created in 1963 to protect the area’s unique natural and cultural resources. The 9,200-acre park sits between the state’s eastern forests and western prairies. Each autumn, its diverse landscapes share a stunning display of brilliant reds, oranges and gold. A look beneath the rich forests and prairie restoration sites reveals hills left behind during the last ice age. The highest hills in the park approach 1,600 feet. A FULL SET OF STATE PARK RULES AND REGULATIONS IS AVAILABLE AT THE OFFICE OR MNDNR.GOV. Changes in elevation, numerous lakes and ponds, and a mix of forest and prairie offer you a spectacular setting for canoeing, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, camping and more during your stay. PARK OPEN 8 a.m.–10 p.m. daily. VEHICLE PERMITS Permits required; purchase at recreation area office or entrance kiosk. PETS WELCOME Keep on leash; pick up after; attend at all times; not allowed in buildings or beaches. Find incredible views at Hallaway Hill. − TRAIL HIGHLIGHTS Hallaway Hill Trail 0.5-mile one-way Hilly • Mowed grass Hike up to a lovely overlook on South Lida Lake and the Maple-Leaf Hills. Savor the scenic view at the top as you catch your breath! Wildflowers cover the hill in spring and the fall colors are fantastic. Grass Lake Trail Rolling hills • Mowed grass Discover interpretive signs tucked along this trail as you experience rolling hills and lakeshore views. ONLY HAVE AN HOUR? Cataract Lake Trail Mostly flat • Mowed grass Circle this small lake alongside the North Country Trail within the park. Watch for wildlife near the water. • Hike up Hallaway Hill for impressive overlooks that are not to be missed. Find the start of this 1/2 mile, one-way hike at the picnic area. Woodland Trail Some hills • Mowed grass Enjoy the shade of diverse tree species along your walk. • Take a scenic 5-mile drive through the park. Experience shady hollows, wooded knolls, and spectacular prairie restoration. Brochures for this Prairie Restoration Auto Tour can be found at the park office. • Enjoy a picnic lunch at the Josh Hanson (Veterans) Memorial Picnic Shelter, then take a stroll along the beach at South Lida Lake. LOOKING FOR MORE TO EXPLORE DURING YOUR STAY? VISIT MNDNR.GOV/MAPLEWOOD MORE TO EXPLORE 1.2-mile loop 1-mile loop 0.75-mile loop WATER RECREATION • Wildlife observation and bird-watching opportunities abound. Over 150 bird species have been recorded. • With 8 major lakes and many ponds, water lovers have plenty of places to fish, boat, canoe and simply relax. • Search for a geocache. You can check out a GPS unit from the park office. • Get on a lake when you rent a boat, canoe or kayak from the park office. • There is plenty to see with nearly 30 miles of hiking trails for trips large or small. • A wide variety of fishing opportunities are available. Fish from your boat or try the fishing pier on Beers Lake. • Bring your mountain bike. Nine miles of trail along gravel township roads and trail tread-ways give you a variety of views. • Come back in winter for groomed ski trail and snowmobile trails. • Cool off at a sandy swimming beach along the shore of Lake Lida and near the Memorial Picnic Shelter. CAMPGROUND QUIET HOURS 10 p.m.– 8 a.m.; only registered campers may be in campground during quiet hours. FIREWOOD Must be purchased at this park or from vendors who sell wood approved for this park; no gathering firewood in the park. BE OUR GUEST Stay awhile at numerous drive-in campsites (electric, non-electric), the horse camp, the group camp, or backpack-in campsites. Or, treat yourself to a night at the cabin. Visit to reserve your site. WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT FISHING REGULATIONS? VISIT MNDNR.GOV/FISHMN MORE INFORMATION Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Information Center 500 Lafayette Rd. , St. Paul, MN 55155-4040 888-646-6367 or The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This information may be available in alternative format upon request.

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