Hayes Lake State Park

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Hayes Lake State Park is located in the Bogs region of northern Minnesota near Roseau.

Hayes Lake State Park

How to Get to Hayes Lake State Park: Drive 15 miles south from Roseau on State Highway 89. Turn east on County Road 4 and drive 9 miles to the park entrance.

Park Highlights:

  • Many rare wetlands flowers like orchids and gentians grow along the Roseau River, near the lake, and in the forest. The Minnesota State Flower, the Lady Slipper, is just one of many orchids that grow in the state.
  • The park is named for an early settler, A.F. Hayes, who established a homestead on the land in the early 1900s and advocated for the man-made lake that is now part of the park. Hayes Lake's Natural Attractions: Wildlife enthusiasts will find much to enjoy. The untamed and undeveloped land in this area is home to moose, bear, wolves, bobcat, lynx, northern hawk owls, and boreal owls.
  • The forest-edged lake is an exceptionally scenic setting for the recreation you will enjoy here. On the lakeshore you might see loons, grebes, and other water birds. Songbirds fill the trees in spring and summer.

Things to Do in Hayes Lake State Park: There is boat access at Hayes Lake Dam and a fishing pier nearby. Swim at the beach, and enjoy a picnic at one of several picnic areas. A children's playground and horseshoe pit are in the beach area as well.

Hike the Pine Ridge Interpretive Trail between the campground and the picnic area. Hike the History Trail that begins at the dam. A wheelchair accessible boardwalk will take you on a short trek into the cedar bog. Wooded trails follow the lake and river. There is a total of 13 miles of hiking trail, 5 miles of mountain biking trail, and 7 miles of horse trail. 9 miles of groomed cross-country ski trail and 6 miles of snowmobile trail provide winter recreation.

Camping in Hayes Lake State Park: The campground has 35 drive-in sites for tents and RVs; 18 sites have electrical hookups. Two backpack sites overlook the lake, and 1 group site is available that accommodates up to 60 people. Two camper cabins are also available. Call the park for details and reservations. Picnic tables, fire rings, showers, flush and vault toilets, and a dump station are available.

More Attractions in This Region: Explore Roseau, the largest town in this part of Minnesota and the self-proclaimed "Snowmobile Capital of the World." Stop in at the Polaris Experience Center, the Pioneer Farm and Village, and the Roseau County Historical Museum. Come during the second week in June for Scandinavian Days on the museum grounds.

Other State Parks in This Region of Minnesota: Zippel Bay State Park > Franz Jevne State Park > Lake Bronson State Park > Old Mill State Park


Contact

48990 County Road 4
Roseau, MN 56751
Phone: 218-425-7504
Email: hayeslake.statepark@state.mn.us

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