Sand Dunes State Forest Ann Lake

Big Lake, Minnesota 55398

Sand Dunes State Forest Ann Lake

Sand Dunes State Forest: Ann Lake Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This hike lies in the midst of a greater natural/recreational area made up of Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge, Sand Dunes State Forest, and Uncas Dunes Scientific and Natural Area. Multipurpose trails weave through the area. This representative hike in the Bob Dunn Recreation Area showcases the region’s 3-plus miles of earthen paths. Start at the end of the parking lot by the picnic area; the trailhead is to the right, across the road.

The lake is just a few steps farther. Head up the trail into an area forested with oak, spruce, and red pine. The trail immediately climbs a small, sandy knoll before taking a sharp right about 50 yards from the trailhead; this is the southeast edge of the Yellow Trail. You’re on the correct path if you come to an old handoperated water pump on your left."

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Trail Information

Big Lake
Nearby City
Trail Type
Easy to Moderate
Skill Level
1 hour
Swimming, Camping
Additional Use
Local Contacts
Maps available at kiosk on-site and on website.
Local Maps

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