14047 20th Street N.W., Watson,
tel: (320) 734-4450
DAY USE ONLY
Lac qui Parle is a French translation of the name
given to the lake by the Dakota Indians who called it the "lake that
speaks." If you visit in the spring or fall you'll understand why. The
lake is a stop over for thousands of migratory Canada geese and other
waterfowl. You'll hear a chorus of honking, quacking, and other
vocalizations. Paddle the lake, or cast a line and catch walleye,
northerns, perch, or crappie. Explore one of the trails by foot or
horseback. Visit the historic Fort Renville and Lac qui Parle mission
sites. While in the area, be sure to visit the 27,000 acre Lac qui
Parle Wildlife Management Area.
Horse Campground: The horse camp is no longer available for overnight camping at this park.
The park has horse trails for day-use only.
5 Miles in Lower Unit
Flat trails for easy riding. Trails are located in the lower unit and are susceptible to seasonal flooding.
Approximately 1/2 mile north of Watson on U.S. Highway 59 and State Highway 7, then east on Chippewa County Road 13.
For more information visit the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources at:
MN DNR Lac qui Parle