Monson Lake State Park 

Search the Visit Minnesota Website

Monson Lake State Park is located in the Heartland region of southwestern Minnesota near Willmar.    

Monson Lake State Park

How to Get to Monson Lake State Park: Drive 20 miles northwest of Willmar on State Highway 9 to the park entrance. Access is off State Highway 9, just west of Sunburg, via County Road 95.

Park Highlights:

  • This small, 187-acre state park was created in 1923 as a memorial to the members of the Broberg and Lundborg families who died in the U.S.-Dakota Conflict of 1862.  A plaque in the park details what happened here.
  • Most of this area is prairie; however, the park is a relaxing spot to experience prairie, wetlands, and woodlands in a pleasing balance.

Download our Minnesota State Parks E-book to take with you on your travels: Minnesota State Parks: From Afton to Zippel Bay

Monson Lake’s Natural Attractions: The two lakes, Monson and Sunburg, offer habitat that supports flocks of white pelicans, blue herons, and many songbirds. The wooded lakeshore is comprised of oak, ash, and basswood.

Things to Do in Monson Lake State Park:  Fish Monson Lake, from your boat or from the fishing pier, for walleye, northern pike, bass, and sunfish. If you rent a canoe, a short portage to Sunburg Lake will give you access to paddling and fishing there as well. 

Picnic in the shady area near the lake. You will find picnic tables, fire rings, a horseshoe court, and a play area. The open-sided stone picnic shelter has electricity and a fireplace. 

Enjoy views of both lakes on a short hike through woodlands on the 1.2 miles of hiking trails. 

Camping in Monson Lake State Park:  The quiet campground has 20 sites for tents and RVs; six with electrical hookups. Showers and flush and vault toilets are available. 

Read More: Minnesota Camping

Monson Lake State Park
More Attractions in This Region: Visit Willmar and stop in at the Kandiyohi County Historical Museum to learn more about area history. In nearby Spicer, you might visit the Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center.

Other State Parks in This Region of Minnesota:  Glacial Lakes State Park  > Sibley State Park


1690 15th Street Northeast
Sunburg, MN 56289

Phone: 320-366-3797


Other Pages You May Like:

Voyageurs National Park

Boundary Waters Minnesota Vacation

Minnesota National Parks and Forests

Minnesota State Parks

Minnesota Deals: compare prices and read what other travelers have to say about the places to go and things to do in Minnesota.

Minnesota Vacation Rentals: Your home away from home.

Lodging in Minnesota - Hotels - Resorts - Bed & Breakfast Inns - Vacation Rentals

Minnesota Vacation Rentals by VRBO - Choose a vacation rental in a specific area or get ideas about some of the best Minnesota vacation destinations before you decide. Take a look at some of these fantastic properties and locations for your group of any size.


Ticket Liquidator: Minnesota Events Tickets and Venues Get deeply discounted tickets on top Minnesota sporting events, concerts, and shows. Timberwolves, Golden Gophers, Top Concerts ....More. Continuously Updated with current ticket offers.

Minnesota Entertainment: Discount tickets to sporting events, concerts and shows. Save up to 50%.

Top Things to Do in Minnesota Every area of Minnesota has unique attractions and activities. This is the best interactive list of the fun to be found everywhere in the state.

Minnesota State Parks: From Afton to Zippel Bay

Made in Minnesota

Minnesota Souvenirs

Minnesota Gifts & Souvenirs

Visit Minnesota Site Map

About Me

Contact Us

Visit Minnesota Home Page

Judith Ramsey - Publisher
Copyright © 2005 ~ 2016
All Rights Reserved

Amazon Associates Disclosure
 - Judith Ramsey is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Thank you for supporting this site so I can continue to bring you Visit Minnesota.

Advertise On Visit Minnesota

Enter Your E-mail Address
Enter Your First Name (optional)

Don't worry — your e-mail address is totally secure.
I promise to use it only to send you Minnesota Explorer.

Advertising Disclosure

Privacy Policy