Lake Shetek State Park


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Lake Shetek State Park


Location:North of Currie via County Road 38.
Facilities:97 drive-in campsites (66 with electrical hookups), showers (é), flush toilets (é), 10 walk-in campsites, 2 group camps, group center, camper cabin, picnic area (é), picnic shelters (é), volleyball court, playground (é), horseshoe pits, hiking trails (14 miles), self-guided trail (1 mile), wheelchair-accessible trails (7.5 miles), paved bike trail (6 miles), ski trails (3 miles), snowmobile trails (5 miles), warming house, swimming beach, boat launch, boat and canoe rentals, historic site, interpretive exhibits, visitor center (é), gift shop.
Activities:Camping, swimming, lake fishing, boating, canoeing, hiking, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling.
Special Features:Park contains the largest lake in southwestern Minnesota, which forms the headwaters of the Des Moines River. "Shetek" is an Ojibwe word meaning "pelican," a bird that visits Lake Shetek during the summer and fall. Loon Island, a 45-acre bird sanctuary, is accessible on foot via a causeway and includes an interpretive trail.
Address:163 State Park Rd
Currie, MN 56123

Phone:507-763-3256
Fax:507-763-3330
Web: www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/lake_shetek
Size: 1,108 acres.

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