Mille Lacs Kathio State Park

Garrison, Minnesota

Mille Lacs Kathio State Park

Mille Lacs Kathio State Park Professional Guide

Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"This winding walk over a large terminal moraine and through a beautiful second- growth hardwood forest has scenic views of wetland areas with lots of potential wildlife viewing. Mille Lacs Kathio State Park is filled with striking geologic features and has a rich archaeological history. This beautifully wooded park, the fourth largest in Minnesota, is especially inviting when the hardwoods and tamaracks don their fall colors. Several miles of trails loop their way through the park, some of them along Ogechie Lake and the Rum River.

Nearby Mille Lacs Lake, the most popular fi shing lake in this area of Minnesota, formed from glacial debris in the form of a terminal moraine: rocks, boulders, and gravel left behind when a glacier retreated. This debris blocked the natural drainage and caused water to build up, creating the lake. Mille Lacs Lake is the source of the Rum River, which gradually winds its way through 146 miles of Minnesota countryside to join the Mississippi at Anoka."

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Trail Information

Nearby City
Trail Type
Skill Level
1.5 hours
1,300 feet
Trailhead Elevation
1,350 feet
Top Elevation
Mille Lacs Kathio State Park, Onamia; (320) 532-3523; Department of Natural Resources, St. Paul, MN; (651) 296- 6157 or (888) 646-6367 (only in MN);
Local Contacts
USGS Onamia NW
Local Maps

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