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Rice Lake State Park

Owatonna, MN
+1 507-455-5871
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My favorite MN state park so far!

I highly recommend this state park. The office staff were very helpful when we first arrived. The... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2017

It's good with family and kids view is good we had good fun and exciting enjoyed their and I say... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2017
Mike W
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A blend of marsh, lake, meadows and woods and an ideal place for birdwatching.
  • Excellent26%
  • Very good38%
  • Average31%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
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“campsite” (2 reviews)
“canoe” (4 reviews)
Owatonna, MN
+1 507-455-5871
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Reviewed 29 July 2017

I highly recommend this state park. The office staff were very helpful when we first arrived. The weather was a bit iffy, so the guy in the office guided us to the drier option of campsites, even though we had reserved one that would have...More

Thank 407renaec
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

It's good with family and kids view is good we had good fun and exciting enjoyed their and I say to everyone that u go one time

1  Thank Mike W
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and our two dogs visited Rice Lake State Park today to burn off some steam and enjoy the awesome weather. The trails are pretty flat and easy which made for a nice leisurely hike. It was 30 degrees, no wind, and the sun...More

Thank LizzyT33
Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

This is a small State Park in Minnesota butt the opportunities for viewing birds and water fowl are big. It is situated on a mostly private someone to Shallow Lake. I believe there is only one other property other than the state that is on...More

Thank jshallow01
Reviewed 28 April 2016

We did about a two and a half mile hike. It is very pretty and mostly flat and smooth. It was a bit muddy in places after the spring rains. The frogs were very numerous as were the water fowl.

Thank 2Travel-4funNow
Reviewed 17 December 2015

This is a small quiet park, easy to get to, with paved roads to the park. Nothing fancy here, but is a great get away for peace and quiet, for picnics and camping. Great for locals to use for a relaxing day. This could be...More

1  Thank Carl W
Reviewed 9 September 2015

This State Park is only about 6 miles east of Owatonna. They have camping, canoeing, walking trails, and a great site to have a picnic.

Thank ekhomme
Reviewed 13 July 2015

we are hikers, and stopped in here to get a break from the road construction traffic on I-35. this is one of the smaller state parks I've been to. there wasn't much for a hiking trail system. more like a nice walk along the lake...More

Thank Daveptaz
Reviewed 13 August 2014

Well it's not a bad park but the insects are bad. Just make sure you have some strong insect repelent on hand. There were some nice trails here and the lake was nice. There were some nice grasslands here and the forest was cool to...More

1  Thank Justin B
Reviewed 11 August 2014

We stayed here in site 20 (I think!) as a stopover on our road trip. A seemingly not-busy campground. The lake is for fishing, but not swimming. A few trails and they are nice. My husband tried to take a shower but the button was...More

1  Thank JCJake
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