Parks

PWParksRecColorMatchedLogo      Parks & Recreation encompasses McLeod County Parks, Trails, and Fairgrounds facilities.   Jon Carrigan, Parks & Recreation Manager

 840 Century Ave. SW
 Hutchinson, MN 55350
 Telephone: 320-484-4334
 Fax: 320-864-1811
mcleod.parksandrecreation@co.mcleod.mn.us



McLeod 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.  Park location: Buffalo Creek Park (Glencoe), Swan Lake Park (Silver Lake), William May Park (Winsted), Stahl's Lake Park (Hutchinson), Lake Marion Regional Park (Brownton), and Piepenburg Regional Park (Hutchinson).  Camping facilities are available at Lake Marion and Piepenburg Park.

Day Parks:
Park hours are 8:00am to one hour past sunset.  

Campgrounds:
The campground reservation system allows our customers the convenience of logging in from home to reserve campsites.  Camping season will run April 30th thru Oct 18, 2021.  RV/Electric campsite for 2021 will be $30.00/night and Tent/non-electric will be $23.00/night.

Online Campground & Shelter Reservations:
Link to the Campground & Shelter reservation system:  http://mcleodparks.maxgalaxy.net/Home.aspx 
The online reservation system will open for the 2021 season on Monday March 8, 2021 at 8am.  All users will be required to setup an account.  You will be required to supply your name, address, phone number and email address to create an account.  At the time you confirm your reservation, you will be required to pay for the reservation in FULL, per site, using a credit card.  Your credit card information will not be kept by our system.  When booking holiday weekends, be advised that you should checkout and pay to guarantee your reservation.

Camping Cancellation/Refunds: If the reservation is cancelled 14 days or more prior to the arrival date, a $10 administration fee per site will be forfeited.  If the reservation is cancelled fewer than 14 days prior to the arrival date, the first nights camping fee plus a $10 administration fee per site will be forfeited.  The refund will be issued back in a check.  Please allow 2-3 weeks for processing.

The park shelter online reservation system opened Monday January 4, 2021 at 8am.  Customers are able to reserve park picnic shelters located at the following parts: Buffalo Creek (Glencoe); Swan Lake Park (Silver Lake); William May Park (Winsted); Stahl's Lake (Hutchinson); two shelters at Lake Marion Park (Brownton); two shelters at Piepenburg Park (Hutchinson); starting April 30th and ending Oct 18th, 2021.  Reservations are $35.00/day.

McLeod County is home to two Regional Parks:
* Lake Marion Park
* Piepenburg Park

McLeod County is home to four day Parks:
* Stahl's Lake
* Swan Lake Park
* William May Park
* Buffalo Creek Park

Downloadable Files:
Dakota Trails Plan 2016 (May 17, 2016)
Dakota Rail Trail Preliminary Engineering Study
McLeod County Trails Plan
McLeod County Trails Map
Lake Marion Brochure
Lake Marion Camping Map
Piepenburg Park Brochure
Piepenburg Park Camping Map