Lake Bronson State Park
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.
There is a two mile paved trail from the lakeside campground to the swimming beach, 14 miles of hiking trails and five miles of mountain bike trails. Equestrians have access to eight miles of horse trails. Visitors can hike to one pioneer cemetery in the northeastern corner of the park or take a paved bike trail around the southwestern part of the lake to another one.
The paved Lake Bronson Trail connects into the town of Lake Bronson.
A local volunteer occasionally grooms cross-Country ski trails. Snowshoeing is allowed throughout the park.
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