AAA Editor Notes
Lac Qui Parle State Park is n.w. on US 59/SR 7 to jct. CR 13 (1st St. W.), then w. on CR 13 to Lake Rd. The park's namesake lake is a spring and fall stopover for thousands of Canada geese and other waterfowl, and during migration seasons the air is filled with a volley of honks and squawks. The lake's name is a French translation of the name it was given by Dakota Indians, meaning “the lake that speaks.”

In addition to bird-watching, the lake offers excellent fishing for walleye, perch and crappie. Seven miles of hiking trails wind through the park. Other popular outdoor activities are canoeing, kayaking, camping, hunting and nature photography.

Outside of the park, via CR 13 to 115 140th Ave. N.W., is the site of Lac Qui Parle Mission, Minnesota's first Protestant mission. Here the Dakota bible was translated by missionaries into English, and the Minnesota territory's first church bell tolled.

Guided tours are available. Pet friendly (call for restrictions/fees.). Recreational activities are permitted. Camping is permitted. Picnicking is permitted.

Amenities & Services
WiFi
Swimming Pool
Pet Friendly
Fitness Center
ECO Friendly
Electric Charging
Accessible
Business Center
Admission
A $5 daily state park permit is required to enter the park. Mission site free; guided tours are available for a fee.
Hours
Park grounds open daily 9-4. Mission site open daily 8-8, last Sat. in Apr.-Labor Day.
Map
Get Directions
Hotel
Hotel Name
1234 Street Address City, State 00000
AAA Inspector Rating
More Hotels in Watson, MN
Restaurant
AAA Inspector Rating
More Restaurants in Watson, MN