Lac Qui Parle State Park


    Lac Qui Parle State Park is significant in both the human and natural history of the Minnesota River Valley.  In 1826 Joseph Renville built a stockade overlooking the lake, within which they founded the Lac Qui Parle Mission.  Fort Renville has since been demolished, but the overlook on which it was built can still be seen.
    In natural history, the park is a major success story for wildlife management.  In 1958 only 150 geese were counted in the lake, which prompted the park to act.  Since then there have been up to 120,000 geese at once in the lake.  Lac Qui Parle is a key stop for migratory birds, making for fantastic viewing during migrations.

Contact:
Site Address: 14047 20th St, N.W., Watson, MN 56295
Phone: 320-734-4450
Fax: 320-734-4452
Email: lacquiparle.statepark@state.mn.us

Best time to contact the park is between 10 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

Lac Qui Parle State Park Website (DNR)