Maplewood State Park, Pelican Rapids

4.6
#49 of 113 in Nature in Minnesota
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  • Fairly short and most of the road gravel but some beautiful colors and vistas. The whole area is full of fall colors and the park has some of the best. We took big road bikes and found the road passab...  more »
  • The rangers were kind and helped us choose hikes for the days we were there. The trails are well marked, and provided beautiful views!  more »
  • This park has a lot going on. There is the overlook point that looks out over the surrounding lakes and land features, the clean beach areas with picnic tables and grills and multiple hikes through wo...  more »
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  • A small state park not far off I-94. No frills, and not many campgrounds, but a nice enough place to stop for the night if you like camping. The campgrounds we stayed at were a few miles from the park entrance, and with no cell service and it being after dark we had a bit of a hard time finding our campground. We eventually found it, a nice open spot on one of the small lakes.
  • Beautiful park. Our family rents three cabins each year for the privacy and seclusion. 2017 was strange. They are walk in cabins but people were driving past on the trail, walking dogs, just coming to look. It was constant traffic and we had no seclusion this year. I think the sign that has Cabin Guests Only needs to be more prominent and no motorized vehicles needs to not be in the bushes. Other than that it's well worth visiting.
  • It's a beautiful place. We went there on 9/23/17. There are so many different colored trees in there around this time. All shades of green, golden, yellow, red, maroon, pink, peach, orange and a few more. Also there are a few lakes. I would have liked it more if it hadn't rained there earlier. Still, it was an awesome trip for me.
  • One of the most beautiful parks in our state park system. Much to see in all four seasons.
  • Beautiful park with gorgeous and varied horse trails. The horse camp has many spots, a central pressurized water source and recycling bins. The main park has a sanitary dump for our living quarters when we leave. The trails are fun and challenging for our flatlander horses. Bring boots or shoe tender foot horses - lots of rock and gravel. Places to ride horses up to water. The husband brings the boat and hits the many small lakes as well for fun pan fishing.
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