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Monson Lake State Park

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1690 15th St NE, Sunburg, MN 56289-8118
+1 320-354-2055
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Seems To Have Been Forgotten

This park must be long forgotten. I was here 5 days shy of the anniversary of the Sioux uprising... read more

Reviewed 29 December 2017
charylec
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Mesa, Arizona
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quick visit to look around and see what was here

we stopped briefly to check out the park for a possible camping trip on another occasion, with that... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2017
OrionPax
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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29 Dec 2017
“Seems To Have Been Forgotten”
5 Jul 2017
“quick visit to look around and see what was here”
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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1690 15th St NE, Sunburg, MN 56289-8118
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+1 320-354-2055
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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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