Glendalough State Park25287 Whitetail Ln
Battle Lake, MN 56515
From the town of Battle lake, go 1.50 miles on State Highway 78 and 1.80 miles east on Ottertail County Highway 16 to the park entrance. (There are directional signs on both highways).Get Directions
Nestled in the transition zone between prairie and hardwood forest, Glendalough offers a true respite from civilization. Crystal clear Annie Battle Lake is a 335-acre, non-motorized "Heritage Fishery" that provides a tranquil fishing experience second to none. Special regulations sustain a steady supply of large sunfish, crappie, and the occasional walleye for the frying pan, and large bass for the camera. Near the pristine shores of this lake are a cart-in campground and canoe-in campsites, all free from the traffic and noise of traditional drive-in camping.
Annie Battle Lake can also be the starting point for an exploration of the park by canoe or kayak on the connecting creeks. A paved bike trail loop and numerous hiking trails meander along five lakes, through rich woods, and blooming prairies. Wildlife abounds year-round, and there are many observation decks along the trails. Trails are groomed in winter for skiing and snowshoeing. Picnicking and swimming is available on two sandy lakes.
A paved bike trail loop and numerous hiking trails, including two interpretive trails, meander along five lakes, through rich woods and blooming prairies. Wildlife abounds year-round, and there are many observation decks along the trails. Trails are groomed in winter for skiing and snowshoeing. Picnicking and swimming is available on two sandy lakes.
Free from the traffic of drive-in camping, the cart-in campground offers 22 tent sites and 4 camping cabins. 3 canoe-in sites and 2 group camps are also available. All sites are near a scenic "heritage fishing" lake. The restroom/shower building is open 5/7-10/9. Picnic area has a shelter, swimming beach, and fishing pier. 9 miles of hiking trails, including 2 nature trails roam the park. Trail center and historic lodge are open year-round. Park rents boats, canoes, kayaks, skis, and snowshoes.
Hours & DatesPark permits: $35 annual, $26 second vehicle, $12 handicapped, or $7 daily. Camping fees are separate.
Book an online reservation 24 hours a day.
Phone reservations can be made by calling 866-857-2757 (TTY: 952-936-4008) Apr–Sep, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. D
- Open in fall
- Open in winter
- Open in summer
On-Site Facilities & Services
- Located on a lake or river
- Bike trail
- Canoes or kayaks available
- Cross-country ski rental
- Cross-country ski trail (groomed)
- Fishing boats available
- Hiking trail
- Lake/river access (boat ramp)
- Snowshoes available
- Swimming beach
- Eco-friendly landscape/facility design
- Eco-friendly purchasing practices
- Energy efficiency/conservation
- Waste reduction/reuse/recycling
- Accessible to disabled
- Can accommodate groups of 45 or more
Number/Type of Campsites
- Number of camping cabins: 4
- Number of camping cabins available in winter: 2
- Number of RV/trailer-only sites available in winter: 1
- Number of RV/trailer-only sites: 1
- Number of tent-only sites: 25
- Number of tent-only sites available in winter: 22
- Total number of campsites: 26
- Total number of campsites available in winter: 23
- Camping accessible to disabled
- Flush toilets in campground
- Group camp facilities
- Hot showers in campground
- Pets allowed in campsite
- Secluded campsites
- State Parks Campgrounds
Length of Stay
- Daily site rental