Myre Big Island State Park 

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Myre-Big Island State Park is located in the Prairies region of southern Minnesota near Albert Lea.  

Myre Big Island State Park

How to Get to Myre-Big Island State Park:  Drive 3 miles south of Albert Lea on County Road 38.

Park Highlights:

  • A unique aspect of this park is that about one-third of the campsites are located on 116 acre Big Island. The island is forested with hardwoods that include maple and basswood.  
  • A glacial esker, a long narrow winding ridge of sand and gravel deposited by a stream flowing under a glacier, is located in the northeast section of the park
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Myre-Big Island’s Natural Attractions:The park is situated on Albert Lea Lake and is a delightful mix of prairie, grassland, oak savanna, and wetlands. Hundreds of species of migratory fowl make a temporary home here. Wildflowers are abundant in spring and summer.

Things to Do in Myre-Big Island State Park: A picnic area is located on Big Island.  A wheelchair accessible open picnic shelter has picnic tables and a fireplace. The shelter can be reserved by calling the park.

There are 16 miles of hiking trails throughout the park; 8.25 miles are self-guided interpretive trails. A guidebook is available. In addition, there are 6 miles of paved bike trails that connect to the Blazing Star State Trail and leads into Albert Lea, and 7 miles of mountain bike trails.

In winter, 5 miles of trails are groomed for classical cross-country skiing; 7 miles of trails are groomed for snowmobiling. Snowshoeing is permitted throughout the park except on groomed trails.

Camping in Myre-Big Island State Park: There are 93 drive-in campsites for tents and RVs; 32 sites have electrical hookups. There are also 4 backpacker sites located from one to two miles from the parking lot. These sites can also be reached by canoe or mountain bike. In addition, 1 group site is available that will accommodate up to 45 campers and 1 camper cabin on Big Island will accommodate up to 5 people. Call the park for details and reservations. Showers, flush and vault toilets, and a dump station are available. 

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Albert Lea, MN 56007

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