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Parks with Trails
"H" Eagle Roost
Location: East of Buffalo near Cross Roads Animal Shelter on 10th Street SE and County Road 14
This park offers a short hiking/walking  trail.

Albert Yeager
Location: In Woodland Township off Groover Ave. SW and 82nd Street SW
This park offers a short hiking/walking trail and natural resource restoration site.

Beebe Lake Regional Park Picture  Park Map
Location: 7250 10th Street NE, St. Michael, MN 55376

beebe_beach1.jpgThis popular park features a swimming beach, a reservable shelter, a picnic area, 1.2 miles of hiking trail, a sand volleyball court, horseshoes, modern restrooms, a group camp, a fishing pier, and a creative play area.

Restrooms and shelters are open May through September, and a caretaker is on duty during these months.

Fees are charged to reserve the shelter and for use of the group camp.

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Bertram Chain of Lakes Picture
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Wright County and the City of Monticello have partnered in an effort to acquire 1,200 acres of open space in Wright County, known as the Bertram Chain of Lakes.  The city and county partnership was formed with the goal of improving the community’s quality of life by preserving this irreplaceable natural area and creating a regional park for public enjoyment and recreation.   The 1,200 acres of the Bertram Chain of Lakes property represents four lakes, acres of undisturbed shoreline, natural habitat, and oak forest.  The property is located directly west of the city limits of Monticello along County Road 39 and 90th Street.  Wright County and the City of Monticello closed on a Phase III acquisition at the Bertram Chain of Lakes Regional Park in December of 2012.  The current park now features 496 acres.  In January of 2012 the partnership was awarded a $833,000 grant from the Parks and Trials Legacy Fund for the continued acquisition of this significant resource.  This funding will be used for a Phase IV purchase, that includes the south and west shorelines of Bertram Lake.  A parking area has been established off 90th street, along the southern portion of the park that provides users access to  3.7 miles of hiking trails, a carry-in access to Bertram Lake and  a carry-in access to Long Lake which will allow users the opportunity to paddle Long, Mud and First Lakes.  Please follow the Friends of Bertram Lakes link or the Bertram Chain of Lakes web page below, to find out more about this project. 

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BETRAM CHAIN OF LAKES WEB PAGE

  http://friendsofbertramlakes.org/

 


Bill Anderson Memorial Park  Park Map
Location: On CSAH 7, four miles north of Howard Lake, seven miles downstream from Albright’s Mill.

This Crow River site offers two canoe campsites accessible by river only, with a picnic area, sliding hill, canoe access, and short trail for hiking and snowshoe use.

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Buffalo to Montrose Trail
Location: Begins at State Highway 12 in Montrose on CSAH 12 and connects north to just south of Buffalo.
Construction of the trail is complete from Buffalo to Montrose along.  This  aggregate surfaced trail follows CSAH 12 from the southerly city limits of Buffalo to the City of Montrose.   This trail is not open during the winter months.

Carl Johnson County Forest
Location: In western end of county, follow signs off CSAH 35.

Forty acres of mature hardwood forest with several wooded ravines provide a short but popular one-mile hiking trail.

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Clearwater/Pleasant Regional Park Picture  Park Map
Location: One mile north of Annandale off State Hwy 24 and CSAH 39

clearpleas_beach.jpgThis park contains 210 acres between Clearwater and Pleasant Lakes, with lakeshore on both. Park land is developed along Pleasant Lake.

Features include a reservable shelter, a swimming beach, a playground, 2 miles of  paved trails for all-season use, a picnic area, parking, a fishing pier, a sand volleyball court, horseshoe pits, modern restrooms, 12 holes of disc golf and a public access with dock.

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New in 2012: Off Leash Pet Area -  This Off-leash area has been designated to give dogs the freedom to run. The area is unfenced, owners be aware of your surroundings. Features include a short trail and large open area to play fetch.  Access the area by parking in the Disc Golf parking lot. 

ON 4-29-13, THE DISC GOLF COURSE OPENED FOR THE SEASON.

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Collinwood Regional Park and Campground Picture  Park Map  Campground Map
Location: Three miles southwest of Cokato off State Hwy 12

This lakeside park of 308 acres has a 49-unit overnight campground.  Forty sites have electric hookups, and the campground has a modern shower and restroom facility. Other features include group camp facilities, a picnic area with shelter and toilets, a swimming beach, a creative play area, five miles of ski/hike trails, a winter sledding hill, a sanitary dump station, a fishing pier, a fishing cleaning facility, a sand volleyball, a basketball court, horseshoes, and a boat launch.

Fees are charged for camping ($25/night electric site, $16/ night non-electric site, plus a $5 reservation fee) and for boat launch ($3 for non-campers).  Camping is open from late April through September, and there is an on-site manager for six months from mid-April to mid-October.

STARTING MONDAY, MARCH 3, 2014 at 8:00 a.m. - Camping and Shelter Reservations can be made on line!!!

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For specific information, call the manager at (320) 286-2801. Off-season information is available at (763) 682-7693.

ADDRESS: 17251 70th Street SW, Cokato, MN 55321

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Harry Larson County Forest  Park Map
Location: Four miles west of Monticello off Co. Rd. 111, just north of Lake Maria State Park

This beautiful hiking area has 170 acres of rolling terrain that is dotted with pothole marshes, has a mature oak forest with pockets of big tooth aspen, features two miles of ski/hike trails, and has toilets and a small picnic area.

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Marcus Zumbrunnen County Park  Park Map
Location: On CSAH 8, one-half mile south of I-94.

This picnic site includes a pleasant one-mile hiking/snowshoe trail and a parking area.

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Mississippi River Trail
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The Mississippi River Trail, offers approximately 3,000 miles of on-road bikeways and pedestrian and bicycle pathways for the recreational enjoyment, health, conservation and tourism development of river communities, river states and the nation.

The Mississippi River Trail begins at the headwaters of the Mississippi in Itasca and extends to the Gulf of Mexico.  The link below will provide you with additional information, maps of the route and progress of development.

Mississippi River Trail Home Page


Montissippi Regional Park Picture  Park Map
Location: On Mississippi River off CSAH 75, two miles west of Monticello.

This attractive picnic area on the river features 170 acres of hardwoods and pine plantings.   

Facilities include a boat launch with a dock on the Mississippi River, a playground, two miles of paved hiking/walking/biking trails for all-season use, a DNR fishing pier, a seasonal toilet, a canoe camping site, and a small winter sledding hill.

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During the summer of 2013 the City of Monticello will be constructing a Trailhead Facility and, three trail segments at the enterance of Montissippi Regional Park (segement 3 will not be completed).

To view a map of the project site click here.


Otsego Regional Park Picture  Park Map
Location: Located off the Great River Road (CSAH 39 and CSAH 42), one mile out of Elk River.

otsego_shelter2.jpgWalk through a prairie or land your canoe at this 70-acre park on the Mississippi River which features a picnic area with two reservable shelters, two miles of paved trails for all-season use, a play field, horse shoe pits, a play structure, toilets, a prairie restoration area, a sand volleyball area, and a canoe access.

Shelters are reservable for a fee. Restrooms and shelters are open May through September.

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ADDRESS: 15186 96th Street, Otsego, MN 55330

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Robert Ney Memorial Park Reserve Picture  Park Map East  Park Map West
Location: Off CSAH 8, one and one-half miles north of Maple Lake.

robertney_building.jpgA combination of marsh and forest occupies 846 acres and provides varied wildlife habitat. The site includes a memorial chapel, a picnic area, access to Lake Mary with a dock, nine total miles of trails, including designated trails for hiking, skiing, skijoring, and horseback riding. It is home to the Wright County Parks Environmental Education Center.

Robert Ney Regional Park and offers a unique meeting and gathering space. This space is able to be reserved by school groups, youth groups, conservation clubs and no-profit groups with and environmental education focus.  To make a reservation, please call (763) 682-7693 for more information or to make a reservation.

HORSEBACK RIDING TRAILS ARE CLOSED.  

All trails are in fair to poor condition for both skating and classic cross country skiing. The trail head building and rentals at Robert Ney Regional Park has been closed for the season, as of March 13, 2014

 Ski and snowshoe rental is available on Saturdays and Sundays during the hours of Noon to 4:00 p.m. (January through mid-March) at theNature Center. click here for list of available sizes.

2014 Winter Programs and Activities

Winter Trail Map - West Unit

For more information on reserving the Nature Center, call (763) 682-7693.

ADDRESS: 5212 73rd Street NW, Maple Lake, MN 55358

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Schroeder Regional Park and Campground Picture  Park Map
Location: Two miles northeast of Annandale off CSAH 39 on the north end of Cedar Lake.

This lakeside park features a 50-unit overnight campground with electric hookups and showers, an attractive swimming beach on 837-acre Cedar Lake, a playground,  a hiking trail, picnic grounds with a reservable shelter and volleyball court, a boat launch with dock, a  fishing pier, fish cleaning facilities, a sanitary dump station, and modern restrooms with showers.

Fees are charged for camping ($25/night electric site plus a $5 reservation fee), for use of the boat launch ($3 for non-campers), and for reserving the shelter. The park is open late Arpil through September with an on-site manager from mid-April to mid-October.

STARTING MONDAY, MARCH 3, 2014 AT 8:00 a.m.- Camping and Shelter Reservations Can Be Made Online!!!

Make a Camping or Shelter Reservation

For specific site information, call the manager at (320) 274-8870.  For off-season information, call (763) 682-7693.

ADDRESS: 9201 Ireland Ave. NW, Annandale, MN 55302 

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Stanley Eddy Memorial Park Reserve  Park Map North  Park Map South
Location: In French Lake Township along CSAH 2.

This park reserve is made up of three separate units totaling 879 acres with scenic rolling hills, lakes, and marshes.

The Northern Unit has four miles of snowshoe/hike/equine/biking trails, picnic sites, and toilet facilities, while the Southern Unit has 3.5 miles of ski/hike/equine/bike trails, picnic sites, and toilet facilities. Both units offer backpack camping sites by special permit only.  For permits and information on camping, call 763-682-7693. 

The Middle Unit has a boat access to Moose Lake.

The South and North Units offer horseback riding and mountain non-motorized bike riding. Bikers must yield to horses.  Due to the first snow of the season these trails are closed until spring (11-6-13). 

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Get Directions to Lake Moses (Moose Lake) Access


Trail from the City of Delano to the Luce Line
Location: Along County State Aid Highway 17 South of Delano

This aggregate surfaced trail follows CSAH 17 from the southerly city limits of Delano to Carver County Road 20.  Users can access the Luce Line State Trail by following the paved shoulder on Carver County Road 20 a for short distance.   This trail is not open during the winter months.