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Address: 11411 Clementa Ave NW, Monticello, MN 55362
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Home to the Blandings turtle, a threatened species, the rolling terrain of...

Home to the Blandings turtle, a threatened species, the rolling terrain of this scenic park is perfect for hikers, backpackers, horseback riders and cross-country skiers.

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Lakes and nice hiking trails

Many easy hiking trails and lots of beautiful water all year round. Warning: horses are allowed on some trails. So watch there you step. Because there is a lot of water, it... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 December 2016
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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44 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

Many easy hiking trails and lots of beautiful water all year round. Warning: horses are allowed on some trails. So watch there you step. Because there is a lot of water, it can get buggy in the summer.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Great quiet spot for a mini adventure. We went to a backpack camp spot right by the lake. There were a few hills and it had rained quite a bit the night before we arrived, but we made the 3/4 mile hike to our spot and set up camp easily. The camp site was very flat with a food box,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

I just love Lake Rebecca State Park. The hiking trails are nice but I use the horse trails the most. Easy riding with some gentle slopes and not much rock.

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Thank Sue S
Elk River, Minnesota
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43 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

The Big Woods hike is a very nice, 5.5 mile loop through the park. I was expecting the area to be relatively flat, but was surprised with all the hills throughout the trail. The trail takes you through and nicely forested area passing by quite a few small lakes. This is a great hike to see fall colors. Be careful... More 

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Anoka, Minnesota
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Me and my fiancé went to Lake Maria state park in October for a hike and to see the fall leaves. We had not heard much about this state park but we were pleasantly surprised! It is an absolute gorgeous place to see fall colors, with lots of great walking trails, bird watching spots, and canoeing/kayaking. We were really surprised... More 

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Thank Brian S
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

This state park has a natural and secluded setting that isn't over populated with users. Motorized vehicles are not allowed on the trails. Horseback riding is allowed in this park. It has lakeside settings as well as beautiful wooded hiking trails. Wonderful colors in fall. You can also make good use of winter time activities here including snow shoes, country... More 

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Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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155 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

This is a pretty park to visit in the fall. The trees are beautiful when they change color. However, if you camp in the summer, the camping is primitive & infested with mosquitoes, & some sites are miles back, & you have to walk. Bring mosquito repellant with DEET or you will be sorry!! I recommend driving thru this park... More 

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Big Lake, Minnesota
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29 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Been living in Big Lake for 4 years and finally visited Lake Maria and love it. Why did i not go sooner! So peaceful and love walking and nature!

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Monticello, Minnesota
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

I love the trails. Some are more hilly than others, but I like the workout! The scenery is beautiful, especially in the fall. We've seen the turtles around the water too. Great for anyone!

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Monticello, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016 via mobile

My wife myself and the pups hike here regularly. It is a quite low key place. I really don't think many people even know this park is here. Easy to get to off interstate 94. Lots of good hiking and horse trails. Really enjoy the time I spend here.

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