Lake Shetek State Park
3,600-acre Lake Shetek (Ojibwe for pelican) is southwestern Minnesota’s largest lake and is the headwaters of the Des Moines River. Lake Shetek State Park occupies about 1,152 acres on the southeastern shore of the lake. Loon Island, a bird sanctuary, is connected to this park by a narrow causeway and is home to ducks, owls, woodpeckers and many other birds.The lake is famous among visitors from Iowa, South Dakota and Minnesota who come to catch walleyes, northerns, bullheads and crappies off Loon Island and along the causeway. Lake Shetek State Park is located north of Currie in Minnesota’s Murray County.
Just north of the campground is a swimming beach and a pleasant lakeshore picnic area, a good way to cool off after hiking the 14 miles of trails the park has to offer. The paved Casey Jones Trail’s Currie Loop connects the park with nearby Currie and takes riders on a six-mile ride through farm country, patches of prairie and historical sites.
Camping and Lodging
Winter is quiet time at the park, but you can explore the hiking trails with snowshoes. No groomed ski trails exist here. An enclosed, heated stone shelter provides a place to warm up. Find southern Minnesota ski trails