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Monson Lake State Park

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Small park with just 20 campsites

Spent a weekend camping here. Very small state park with just 20 campsites. Site #2 has a lake view... read more

Reviewed 2 August 2018
Nice But Could Use Better TLC

Nice camp grounds. Unfortunately the hosts or rangers don’t keep up on cleaning of bathrooms. All... read more

Reviewed 15 July 2018
Jason R
Austin, United States
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  • Average64%
  • Poor12%
  • Terrible0%
2 Aug 2018
“Small park with just 20 campsites”
15 Jul 2018
“Nice But Could Use Better TLC”
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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1690 15th St NE, Sunburg, MN 56289-8118
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Reviewed 2 August 2018

Spent a weekend camping here. Very small state park with just 20 campsites. Site #2 has a lake view with steps down to the boat launch area. Lake is good for fishing (with a boat dock as well as a fishing pier) not so much...More

Thank Burditzman
Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

Nice camp grounds. Unfortunately the hosts or rangers don’t keep up on cleaning of bathrooms. All weekend the toilet paper was out in women’s bathroom and a toilet overflowing even after being visited by host/ranger. Bathrooms overall could have been in better shape even for...More

1  Thank Jason R
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

This park must be long forgotten. I was here 5 days shy of the anniversary of the Sioux uprising (August 20, 1862) As, the markers indicate a day of tragedy. When 13 settlers lost their lives as the Sioux began their attempts to take back...More

1  Thank charylec
Reviewed 5 July 2017

we stopped briefly to check out the park for a possible camping trip on another occasion, with that being said, it's quiet here, but you're probably better off at Sibley State Park. Note you can find some interesting historical features here in this park that...More

1  Thank OrionPax
Reviewed 24 May 2017

The last time we were here the place was unkempt, unmowed in the large public places. It's a shame. The community raised money so electric could be installed on about 6 of the sites and now it looks like hell. When kept up it was...More

Thank westCentMN
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Small state park with not much hiking. It is a memorial to settlers who were killed by Native Americans in 1862. There are 2 lakes if you like to fish or boat.

Thank Brian H
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We had a picnic here over the weekend at one of the tables. The bats and birds have defecated all over the picnic tables in the one and only shelter built by the Civilian Conservation Corp in the 1930's. Thank goodness there was a few...More

Thank bhuston47
Reviewed 1 July 2016

Our continuing quest to hike all of the state parks in Minnesota has brought us to Monson Lake. It is a beautiful little park on the shores of Monson Lake and West Sunburg Lake. Originally dedicated to some settlers who died in the Dakota War....More

1  Thank Chris K
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