Myre-Big Island State Park19499 780th Avenue
Albert Lea, MN 56007
Located 3 miles southeast of Albert Lea on County Highway 38. Interstates 90 and 35 intersect just north of Albert Lea. Both interstates have signs directing visitors to the park.Get Directions
Visit during spring and fall to view the many species of migrating birds that use the wetlands, prairies and woodlands. The Esker Trail is spectacular any time of the year, and the Big Island Trail is another visitor favorite. 16 miles of hiking and 7 miles of snowmobile trails. A 6 mile paved trail connects to Blazing Star State Trail.
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
On-Site Facilities & Services
- Located on a lake or river
- Bike trail
- Canoes or kayaks available
- Cross-country ski trail (groomed)
- Fishing boats available
- Hiking trail
- Lake/river access (boat ramp)
- Snowmobile trail (groomed)
- Snowshoes available
- Eco-friendly purchasing practices
- Energy efficiency/conservation
- Waste reduction/reuse/recycling
- Accessible to people with disabilities
- Can accommodate groups of 45 or more
Number/Type of Campsites
- Number of camping cabins: 1
- Number of camping cabins available in winter: 1
- Number of RV/trailer-only sites available in winter: 4
- Number of tent-only sites available in winter: 4
- Total number of campsites: 93
- Total number of campsites available in winter: 10
- Camping accessible to people with disabilities
- Flush toilets in campground
- Group camp facilities
- Hookups available in winter
- Hot showers in campground
- Pets allowed in campsite
- Sanitary dump station
- Secluded campsites
- State Parks Campgrounds
Length of Stay
- Daily site rental
- Seasonal site rental
Based on 82 reviews
Stayed at site 58e,White Fox campground.a bit private but spacious site.Did hike and bike the trails.Need more signs for trails.There is a trail access behind the pit toilets,near dump station and at...
— Y996KAshirleya, May 22, 2023
Very BEAUTIFUL and well kept State Park. We camped in a 30 foot camper on the Big Island. Nice tree coverage gives you lots of shade. Our spot (7e) is very large and right across from the new...
— 57jacih, August 6, 2022
We booked the primitive group camp site.
The campground is only 1.5 hours south of the Twin Cities. It is beautiful and the campground is well tended to with friendly DNR staff. Low traffic...
— hmongv2022, August 5, 2022
We enjoy camping at Myre Big Island both at the campgrounds and at the hike in sites. The staff keep the grounds and the facilities in immaculate conditions. The staff are also friendly, helpful, and...
— MariaL516, July 17, 2022
It's a nice, secluded state park.
We used the Big Island Campground during our visit and it was well maintained with a clean Bath/Shower building.
You can see a variety of wildlife, especially birds.
— gjkang, June 28, 2022