Lake Bronson State Park
By Jim Umhoefer
Lake Bronson State Park is a 4,375-acre island of aspen-oak forest and prairie in a sea of farm fields in far northwestern Minnesota. It wraps around Lake Bronson reservoir, which was built in 1936 to protect the lake-less county from drought and offer swimming, boating and fishing opportunities. A unique feature of this part of the park is the dunes with their fine sugar sands and the iconic WPA-era water and observation tower. Lake Bronson State Park is located one mile east of Lake Bronson just off the Waters of the Dancing Sky Scenic Byway in Minnesota’s Kittson County.