Lake Carlos State Park

Alexandria, Minnesota

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Lake Carlos State Park was sculpted by glaciers during its history, and the rolling terrain makes it both visually beautiful and a great choice for active pursuits. There are 14 miles of hiking trails that wind through the park and are especially beautiful in the fall, as there are stands of deciduous trees. Nine miles of horse trails are available as well, although the park requests that visitors call before bringing horses in, as periodically the trails are too wet. Groomed cross-country ski and snowmobile trails are open in the winter. The majority of campsites are in two areas. One is on the north shore of Lake Carlos, where sites are packed fairly tightly and offer little privacy. If staying on the lake isn’t the top priority, the second campground, north of the lake on a wooded hill, offers more privacy. Pets are allowed.
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by Amy Rea (Falcon Guides)

Lake Carlos State Park was sculpted by glaciers during its history, and the rolling terrain makes it both visually beautiful and a great choice for active pursuits. There are 14 miles of hiking trails that wind through the park and are especially beautiful in the fall, as there are stands of deciduous trees. Nine miles of horse trails are available as well, although the park requests that visitors call before bringing horses in, as periodically the trails are too wet.

Groomed cross-country ski and snowmobile trails are open in the winter. The majority of campsites are in two areas. One is on the north shore of Lake Carlos, where sites are packed fairly tightly and offer little privacy. If staying on the lake isn’t the top priority, the second campground, north of the lake on a wooded hill, offers more privacy. Pets are allowed.

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Activity Type: Campgrounds
Nearby City: Alexandria
Campsites: 138
Season: Year-round
Additional Use: Snowmobiling, Boat Launch, Swimming, Boating, Hiking, Camping, Cross Country Skiing, Horseback Riding
Accessibility: Dog-friendly, Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
Local Contacts: (866) 857-2757; www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/lake_carlos/index.html
Fees per Night: $10-$20+
Facilities: Picnic tables, fire rings, hiking and horse trails, swimming beach, boat ramp, cross-country ski and snowmobile trails, flush and non-flush toilets, wheelchair-accessible toilets, showers, drinking water, dump station.
Driving Directions: Directions to Lake Carlos State Park

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