Best Hiking Trails around Dawson, MN

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Upper Sioux Agency State Park

Upper Sioux Agency State Park
5908 Highway 67
Granite Falls, MN
Upper Sioux Agency State Park contains the site of the Upper Sioux or Yellow Medicine Agency. The park was established in 1963 to preserve and...
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Hartford Beach State Park

Hartford Beach State Park
13672 Hartford Beach Road
Corona, SD
Big Stone Lake provides the setting for this popular camping and picnic area nestled in the shade of a native wooded forest.Runoff from melting gla...
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Pipestone National Monument

Pipestone National Monument
36 Reservation Avenue
Pipestone, MN
For countless generations, American Indians have quarried the red pipestone found at this site. These grounds are sacred to many people because the...
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Glacial Lakes State Trail

Glacial Lakes State Trail
The Glacial Lakes State Trail is located on a former Burlington Northern railroad grade, and is generally level and wheelchair accessible. The trai...
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Oakwood Lakes State Park

Oakwood Lakes State Park
20247 Oakwood Drive
Bruce, SD
Nestled among eight connecting glacial lakes, this park provides a never-ending variety of activities throughout the year, from hiking and swimming...
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Split Rock Creek State Park

Split Rock Creek State Park
336 50th Avenue
Jasper, MN
Swim, fish, or boat the waters of Split Rock Lake,the largest body of water in Pipestone County. The lake is the predominant feature of this park. ...
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Sibley State Park

Sibley State Park
800 Sibley Park Road Northeast
New London, MN
There is something for everyone at this popular west-central Minnesota State Park. Hike to Mount Tom, one of several high points in a 50-mile ...
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Pelican Lake Recreation Area

Pelican Lake Recreation Area
17450 450th Avenue
Watertown, SD
Naturalists enjoy the migrating birds and vast numbers of prairie grasses and wildflowers at Pelican Lake Recreation Area. Winter enthusiasts appre...
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Sica Hollow State Park

Sica Hollow State Park
44950 Park Road
Sisseton, SD
The Hollow's first Indian visitors named it "Sica," (pronounced she-cha) meaning evil or bad. Eerie Sioux legends recall mysterious happenings here...
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Blue Mounds State Park

Blue Mounds State Park
1410 161st Street
Luverne, MN
Blue Mounds State Park is full of natural surprises. Start with the Sioux quartzite cliff, rising 100 feet from the plains. A bison herd grazes on ...
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Lake Carlos State Park

Lake Carlos State Park
2601 County Road 38 Northeast
Carlos, MN
Sculpted by ancient glaciers, Lake Carlos State Parkcontains a tamarack bog, marshes, woodland ponds, and lakes. A variety of recreational activit...
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Palisades State Park

Palisades State Park
25495 485th Avenue
Garretson, SD
Palisades State Park is one of the most unique areas in South Dakota. Split Rock Creek, which flows through the park, is lined with Sioux quartzite...
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Pickerel Lake Recreation Area

Pickerel Lake Recreation Area
12980 446th Ave
Grenville, SD
Noted for its cool, spring-fed waters, Pickerel Lake is one of the deepest natural lakes in the state. The 955-acre lake bears an American Indian n...
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Fort Ridgely

Fort Ridgely
72404 County Road 30
Fairfax, MN
Built in 1853 as a police station to keep peace as settlers poured into the former Dakota lands, it withstood several attacks in the U.S.-Dakota Wa...
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Glendalough State Park

Glendalough State Park
25287 Whitetail Lane
Battle Lake, MN
Nestled in the transition zone between prairie and hardwood forest, Glendalough offers a true respite from civilization. Crystal clear Annie Battle...
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Lake Koronis Recreational Trail

Lake Koronis Recreational Trail
The Lake Koronis Recreational Trail is a safe, non-motorized trail connecting the City of Paynesville and Lake Koronis. The trail will be over 20 m...
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Lake Herman State Park

Lake Herman State Park
23409 State Park Drive
Madison, SD
Melting glacial ice formed this 1,350-acre lake thousands of years ago. Lake Herman State Park is located on a peninsula and offers visitors specta...
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Big Sioux Recreation Area

Big Sioux Recreation Area
410 W. Park Street
Brandon, SD
Big Sioux Recreation Area lies on the banks of South Dakota's Big Sioux River. Close to the cities of Brandon and Sioux Falls, Big Sioux is popular...
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Beaver Creek Nature Area

Beaver Creek Nature Area
48351 264th Street
Valley Springs, SD
Developed to increase environmental awareness in visitors, Beaver Creek Nature Area highlights natural and historical resources in the vicinity. Pi...
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Lake Thompson Recreation Area

Lake Thompson Recreation Area
21176 Flood Club Road
Lake Preston, SD
Originally called Dry Woods Lake by American Indians, the lake was renamed for Jacob Thompson, Secretary of the Interior under President James Buch...
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