Lac Qui Parle State Park

State: Minnesota

Address 1: 14047 20th Street Northwest

City: Watson

Zip: 56295

Phone: 320-734-4450

Open: Open all year

Open all Year: Yes

Number of Sites: 67

Electric: 37

Camp URL:

Full Hook: Yes

Lac qui Parle is a French translation of the name given to the lake by the Dakota Indians who called it the “lake that speaks.” If you visit in the spring or fall you’ll understand why. The lake is a stop over for thousands of migratory Canada geese and other waterfowl. You’ll hear a chorus of honking, quacking, and other vocalizations. Paddle the lake, or cast a line and catch walleye, northerns, perch, or crappie. Explore one of the trails by foot or horseback. Visit the historic Fort Renville and Lac qui Parle mission sites. While in the area, be sure to visit the 27,000 acre Lac qui Parle Wildlife Management Area.

Campgrounds: Camping in the Lower Campground is open year-round. Drive-in and cart-in camping in the Upper Campground are open May 1st, 2009.

Electric Sites: Park has 58 electric sites. Nine of these sites have sewer and water hookups and are located in the new Upper Campground. In winter, camping is available at 24 sites in the Lower Campground including 10 electric sites. The park’s group camp is available now for the season and will remain available until the first snowfall.

Reservations: Campsites can be reserved through the reservation service by calling 1-866-85PARKS or can be reserved online at No reservations needed from Nov. 1 – April 1.