Kilen Woods State Park 

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 Kilen Woods State Park is located in the Prairies region of southern Minnesota near Lakefield and Windom.

Kilen Woods State Park

How to Get to Kilen Woods State Park: Drive north from Lakefield on State Highway 86 for 4 miles. Turn left on Country Road 24 and continue for 5 miles to the park entrance.

Park Highlights:

  • This peaceful park is perfect for bird watchers, wildflower lovers, and anyone who enjoys easy hiking and lovely river views. The wildflowers attract many butterflies, including the Red Admiral and Swallowtail.
  • Wildlife viewing along the river may offer glimpses of beaver, muskrat, heron, and wood ducks. Deer, squirrels, and woodpeckers can be seen throughout the park.   
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Kilen Woods’ Natural Attractions:  The Des Moines River meanders through the park. The vast prairielands of Minnesota’s past are found on a smaller scale here. Native grasses wave, and wildflowers bloom in spring and summer. Mixed forests of hardwood grow to the east of the park along the river.

Things to Do in Kilen Woods State Park: Five miles of hiking trails wind through the park. View the river from Dinosaur Ridge Overlook. In winter, you can snowmobile 3.5 miles of ungroomed trail. The long sliding hill is also a winter attraction. Snowshoeing is permitted, except on groomed trails. 

Carry-in boat access is available for canoeing and for fishing walleye, northern pike, and catfish on the river. There is one picnic area that is on the bluff above the river and also a large, enclosed shelter with a kitchen and fireplace. In winter, the enclosed shelter serves as a warming house. Call the park to reserve this shelter.

Camping in Kilen Woods State Park: There are 33 campsites for tents and RVs; 11 have electrical hookups. There are also 4 walk-in sites located between 40 and 150 yards from the parking lot. Some campsites in this park are shaded and others are in more open areas. Amenities include picnic tables, fire rings and grills, showers, and vault toilets. All campsites are available on a first-come, firstserved basis

More Attractions in This Region: Jeffers Petroglyphs, 30 miles north of the park, is worth a visit to see ancient Native American carvings. Other area attractions include the Sanborn Sod Houses built by early settlers and Walnut Grove, home of Laura Ingalls Wilder of “Little House on The Prairie” fame.

Kilen Woods State Park
Other State Parks in This Region of Minnesota: Blue Mounds State Park > Split Rock Creek State Park > Lake Shetek State Park > Camden State Park

Contact 

Physical address
50200 860th Street
Lakefield, MN 56150

Mailing address
c/o Windom Parks and Trails Office
175 Co Rd 26
Windom, MN 56101

Phone: 507-831-2900 ext 221

Email: kilenwoods.statepark@state.mn.us




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