Lake Shetek State Park

Currie, Minnesota

0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars
0 Reviews
0 out of 5
“Shetek” is the Ojibwe word for pelican, and those birds are in great supply during summer and fall. Lake Shetek is the largest lake in this part of the state, and it’s also the headwaters of the Des Moines River. Walleye, northern pike, and crappie are all plentiful in the lake. A causeway guides visitors to an island on the lake, which has trails with interpretive signs. Altogether there are 14 miles of hiking trails and 6 miles of paved biking trails. The park also has the Koch Cabin, a historic site and monument from early pioneer years, and notably the US- Dakota War of 1862. The hookup campsites are all on Lake Shetek, while the cart- in and tent- only sites are near Park Lake. Sites are close together but heavily wooded, making them feel more private. Pets are allowed.
Camping Minnesota

DESCRIPTION FROM:

Camping Minnesota

by Amy Rea (Falcon Guides)

“Shetek” is the Ojibwe word for pelican, and those birds are in great supply during summer and fall. Lake Shetek is the largest lake in this part of the state, and it’s also the headwaters of the Des Moines River. Walleye, northern pike, and crappie are all plentiful in the lake. A causeway guides visitors to an island on the lake, which has trails with interpretive signs. Altogether there are 14 miles of hiking trails and 6 miles of paved biking trails.

The park also has the Koch Cabin, a historic site and monument from early pioneer years, and notably the US- Dakota War of 1862. The hookup campsites are all on Lake Shetek, while the cart- in and tent- only sites are near Park Lake. Sites are close together but heavily wooded, making them feel more private. Pets are allowed.

© 2016 Amy Rea/Falcon Guides. All Rights Reserved.

Activity Type: Campgrounds
Nearby City: Currie
Campsites: 95
Season: Year-round
Additional Use: Snowmobiling, Boat Launch, Boating, Fishing, Hiking, Camping, Birding, Biking
Accessibility: Dog-friendly, Kid-friendly, Stroller/Wheelchair Accessible
Local Contacts: (866) 857-2757; www.dnr.state.mn.us/state_parks/lake_shetek/index.html
Fees per Night: $10-$20+
Facilities: 64 hookup sites, 6 basic sites, 7 cart-in sites, 6 basic tent-only sites, 1 group site, 4 camper cabins; 7 wheelchair-accessible sites; electric hookups.
Driving Directions: Directions to Lake Shetek State Park

Recent Trail Reviews

There are no reviews for this trail.

Trail Photos

Keep Me Informed

Weekly newsletters, announcements and offers from Trails.com to your inbox.

Sign me up!

We HATE spam and promise to keep your email addresses safe and secure.

Activity Feed

Apr 2018