Myre-Big Island State Park

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Myre-Big Island State Park


Location:3 miles southeast of Albert Lea on County Highway 38.
Facilities:93 drive-in campsites (32 with electrical hookups), showers (é), flush toilets (é), 4 backpack campsites, group camp, group center, camper cabin (seasonal), picnic area, open picnic shelter (é), enclosed picnic shelter, hiking trails (16 miles), self-guided trails (8.25 miles), wheelchair-accessible trail (0.5 miles), mountain bike trails (7 miles), ski trails (8 miles), snowmobile trails (7 miles), warming house, boat launch, canoe rental, gift shop.
Activities:Camping, lake fishing, boating (with restrictions), canoeing, hiking, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, birdwatching.
Special Features:Park is one of many good birding spots in southern Minnesota, especially during spring and fall migration. Regular avian visitors include birds of prey, shore birds, ducks, geese, and songbirds, including the indigo bunting, eastern bluebird, rose-breasted grosbeak, northern oriole, and eastern wood pewee. Unique features at the park include the 116-acre Big Island, which is covered with maple/basswood forest, and a glacial esker located in the northeast section of the park.
Address:19499 780th Ave
Albert Lea, MN 56007

Phone:507-379-3403
Fax:507-379-3405
Web: www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/myre_big_island
Size: 2,028 acres.

See other parks in Minnesota.