The Quiet Beauty of Lac Qui Parle State Park In Minnesota Makes It A Wonderful Place To Rest And Reflect

Of Minnesota’s 75 state parks and recreation areas, there are a few that stand out above the rest. Gooseberry Falls and Fort Snelling are the most popular, and parks that contain waterfalls draw visitors thanks to their amazing natural beauty. But there are many amazing parks in Minnesota that don’t fit into this category. They may have a quieter beauty that takes a bit longer to notice. But they’re beautiful all the same, and well worth checking out.

Today, we want to highlight a special state park in western Minnesota. It’s a lesser-visited park, not known for tall waterfalls or rocky bluffs. But it has a beauty all its own. Here’s what you need to know before you visit:

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

Have you ever been to Lac Qui Parle State Park? What did you think? For more information, visit the park’s page on the DNR website. And if you love western Minnesota’s prairie beauty, also check out our article about Inspiration Peak, a prairie hill that offers views for miles around.

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