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Monson Lake State Park

Monson Lake State Park was originally established in 1923 as a memorial to members of the Broberg pioneer family who perished in the one of the first conflicts of the 1862 US-Dakota conflict. It’s among the state’s smaller parks, but it’s a favorite with anglers out for Panfish, Northern, Bass and Walleye.

Birdwatchers bring binoculars on the lookout for a range of waterfowl. The park only offers about a mile of trails and the campground offers 20 sites. The park is one of Minnesota’s quieter destinations, but if you’re looking for a relaxing getaway, this is your place.

Monson Lake State Park is located two and a half miles southwest of Sunburg on the Glacial Ridge Trail Scenic Byway in Minnesota’s Swift County.

Monson Lake is a destination for anglers, birdwatchers and boaters at Monson Lake State Park

Monson Lake is a destination for anglers, birdwatchers and boaters


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