Rice Lake State Park 

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Rice Lake State Park

8485 Rose Street
Owatonna, MN 55060

Located 7 miles east of Owatonna on Rose Street. From Highway 35, take exit 42A, Follow the signs to Rose Street. East on Rose Street to the park.

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Long ago, American Indians harvested wild rice from this lake where today, the shallow waters and marshy edges of Rice Lake attract many waterfowl during migrations. Rice Lake is a major wetland in the area. Visitors enjoy camping under the tall hardwoods, photographing spring wildflowers, picnicking, and birdwatching. For a more secluded camping experience, paddle across the lake and camp in a canoe campsite. Winter activities include cross-country skiing on packed snow multi-use trails and snowmobiling on dedicated groomed trails. Hike on 5 miles of trails. Canoe rental available.


Park permits are $35 annual, $26 for a 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.

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