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Rice Lake State Park

8485 Rose St, Owatonna, MN 55060-6114
+1 507-455-5871
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Canoe In

Park was great - no ticks. Easy and helpful check-in. Canoe-in site was great, but didn’t realize... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
GoOutside007
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Maple Grove, Minnesota
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GEM IN SOUTHERN MINNESOTA

We have been going to Rice Lake State Park for years as we live in Owatonna. Personally I like it... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
LuvToTravel0899
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Owatonna, MN
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A blend of marsh, lake, meadows and woods and an ideal place for birdwatching.
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good34%
  • Average26%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“hiking trails” (2 reviews)
“canoe” (4 reviews)
“campsite” (2 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
8485 Rose St, Owatonna, MN 55060-6114
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+1 507-455-5871
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Park was great - no ticks. Easy and helpful check-in. Canoe-in site was great, but didn’t realize the sites allowed multiple tents. I went with my six year old and husband, hoping to relax in a quieter setting, but the two sites on either side...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

We have been going to Rice Lake State Park for years as we live in Owatonna. Personally I like it best in the fall when the leaves are magnificent. I wish more people would take the time to see what it has to offer. We...More

6  Thank LuvToTravel0899
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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

This is a fairly small state park but it has a lot of great trails to offer. I've hiked here in the winter and summer. They off night candlelight hikes in the winter which are awesome. In the summer, you can fish, hike, swim and...More

Thank LizzyT33
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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

1  Thank 407renaec
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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
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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
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

We camped in our RV for one night and was surprised at how many trails are available to walk, with most leading down to various access points on the lake. The lake is known for bird migration, which was evident by the number of migrating...More

Thank Erica J
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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

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Reviewed 27 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 Chris K
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Reviewed 16 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
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