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Lake Maria State Park, Monticello

3.8
#70 of 141 in Nature in Minnesota
State Park · Nature / Park
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  • Beautiful park! They have a bunch of backpacking campsites and camper cabins. Little Lake Maria is beautiful for kayaking and canoeing. The trails are lush and moderate to hike.  more »
  • I stopped at this state park on the way to Saint Cloud as it is not far off of the interstate. It was a weekday so there was hardly anyone at the park. Unfortunately the park office and visitor...  more »
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  • I liked the park but the kids did not. I chose the wrong time of year to come and it was really buggy. This is now called the bug park in early summer. That said, the open area by the boat launch was great for a picnic and there were many many trails and we tried four different trails before calling it a day. We will try again in the fall.
  • The trails are great and open. The picnic area and the boat access is setup inconvenient to lake views. There's lots of kayak and canoe traffic at the launch. Having more Lakeshore cleared for seating area would be more convenient. The naturalist center is really just a warm location/cool location to use a water source restroom. The kids were disappointed there was no mounted deer inside.
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