Winter Map and Guide

brochure Maplewood - Winter Map and Guide

Winter 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 road leading to Hallaway Hill overlook from the park office may not be accessible by vehicle due to high snow levels. Hike or snowshoe 2.5 miles (one way) from the trail center to visit the overlook. • Keep ski trails in great shape. Hiking, snowshoeing, and dogs are not allowed on ski trails. • Snowshoers may go off trail. • Trails are occasionally slippery; ice cleats are recommended for hikers. • In an emergency call 911. ONLY HAVE AN HOUR? • Warm up at the Trail Center. • Bring your skis and take a spin on the groomed ski trails. • Take your snowmobile for a ride on 21 miles of groomed trails. • Rent snowshoes from the park office and explore a snowshoe trail. • Try winter fishing on one of the many park lakes. Call or stop by the park office for fishing conditions. LOOKING FOR MORE TO EXPLORE DURING YOUR STAY? VISIT MNDNR.GOV/MAPLEWOOD 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 skiing, snowshoeing, fishing, hiking, 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 on ski trails. Enjoy views of snow-covered hilltops. − TRAIL HIGHLIGHTS Cataract Lake Trail 1.25-mile loop Ski Trail • Moderate hills • Easy Circle Cataract Lake and enjoy the view of forests, wetlands and prairies on this beginner-friendly trail loop. Access the trail from the trail center parking area. Hallaway Hill Trail 2.5-mile Snowshoeing and hiking Trail • Steep terrain Hike or snowshoe up Hallaway Hill from the trail center for an unforgettable views of Lake Lida and the rolling hills throughout the surrounding landscape. Woodland Trail Snowshoeing and hiking Trail • Moderate hills Searching for solitude? Hike or snowshoe the densely forested trail for views of diverse tree species. 0.75-mile loop Grass Lake Ski Loop 4.75-mile loop Ski Trail • Moderate hills • Steep terrain • More difficult Circle Cataract Lake, then head south to the Knoll Loop campground before traveling north between Beers Lake and Grass Lake. This trail has some hills and is recommended for experienced skiers. Cow Lake Loop 4.25-mile loop Ski Trail (ungroomed) • Hilly • Steep terrain • Most difficult Carve out your own trail by heading south to the Cow Lake trail loop to experience some of the most difficult trails in the park. This backcountry trail is accessible by the Beers Lake water access. 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), 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 • Join the candle-light ski event in late February. Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Information Center 500 Lafayette Rd. , St. Paul, MN 55155-4040 888-646-6367 or • Reserve one of three year-round camper cabins for a rustic get-away with family or friends. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is an Equal Opportunity Employer. • Wildlife observation and bird-watching opportunities abound. Over 150 bird species have been recorded. This information may be available in alternative format upon request. MORE TO EXPLORE • There are three access points for snowmobilers to enter the park using the Grant-In-Aid snowmobile trails network. • Feel free to take your snowshoes off-trail to explore new areas. • As the winter season comes to a close, attend the maple syruping events in early spring (March-April).

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