Split Rock Creek State Park
By Jim Umhoefer
Split Rock Lake, formed in 1938 by a dam on Split Rock Creek, is the only lake in Pipestone County and it attracts visitors from Iowa, South Dakota and southwestern Minnesota because of the water sports and park facilities. As Pipestone County’s largest body of water, the lake attracts aquatic birds, too. During spring and fall migrations, you’ll have a chance to observe almost every species of waterfowl found in the Midwest.
Split Rock Creek State Park is located 6 miles south of Pipestone just off the King of Trails Scenic Byway in Minnesota’s Pipestone County.