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The McLeod County Parks Superintendent is responsible for overseeing the operations of all the county parks.

McLeod County has six County Parks totaling 571 acres. Two parks are regional facilities which allow overnight camping. The other four parks are day parks. The six County parks officially open May 1st and close October 1st with the hours of 7:00 a.m. to sunset each day.  

McLeod County is home to two Regional Parks:

McLeod County Trails Committee:

Both of these County Parks offer:

♦  Open space for activities

♦  Fishing piers

♦  Boat access

♦  Beach

♦  Picnic shelters


For camping reservations, please call the park caretakers directly:

  • Piepenburg Park: 320-587-2082   Caretaker: Wesley & Kathy Peters

  • Lake Marion Park: 320-328-4479   Caretaker: Pat Casey

Camping sites will begin taking reservations on April 1st at 6:00am starting at the door of the caretakers office at the park, followed by phone reservations.

Camping Fees

With Electrical Service (includes tax)
Without Electrical Service (includes tax)
$25.00 per day
$18.00 per day
$132.00 per week
$90.00 per week
$456.00 per month
$307.00 per month






Tents (non-electrical) are on a first come first serve basis  -  $18.00 per day (includes tax) 



 The four day parks are:

  • Stahl's Lake Park, located five miles northwest of Hutchinson on 230th Street

  • Swan Lake Park, located three miles northwest of Silver Lake on Swan Lake Road

  • Wm. May Park, located two miles southeast of Winsted on Zion Avenue

  • Buffalo Creek Park, located three miles east of Glencoe on County Road 1


These parks all offer open space activities, trails and a picnic shelter. 

For Shelter Reservation, please call the McLeod County Extension Office

at: 320-484-4334 and an office support person will assist you.

The fee to reserve a picnic shelter is $35.00 (includes tax)


 Please see the attached brochures and maps below for all camping, shelter and walking trails.

New McLeod County Guide to Trails and Parks

Downloadable Files:
Dakota Trails Plan (May 17, 2016)
General Public Notice Noxious Weeds
Lake Marion Brochure
Lake Marion Camping Map
McLeod County Trails Committee May 7, 2015 Meeting Minutes
McLeod County Trails Map
McLeod County Trails Plan
Piepenburg Park Brochure
Piepenburg Park Camping Map

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