Myre-Big Island State Park is located in the Prairies region of southern Minnesota near Albert Lea.
How to Get to Myre-Big Island State Park: Drive 3 miles south of Albert Lea on County Road 38.
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.
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.Download our Minnesota State Parks E-book to take with you on your travels: Minnesota State Parks: From Afton to Zippel Bay
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More Attractions in This Region: Visit Albert Lea and tour the Historical Museum and Village, the Albert Lea Art Center and the Story Lady Doll & Toy Museum.
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