Monson Lake State Park
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Monson Lake State
is located in the Heartland region of southwestern Minnesota near
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.
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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
of this area is prairie; however, the park is a relaxing spot to experience prairie,
wetlands, and woodlands in a pleasing balance.
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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
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
Park: The quiet campground has
20 sites for tents and RVs; six with electrical hookups. Showers and flush and
vault toilets are available.
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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
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Sunburg, MN 56289
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