Zippel Bay State Park3684 54th Avenue NW
Williams, MN 56686
From the west end of Baudette, take Highway 172, 10 miles north to County Road 8. Go west on 8 for 6 miles to the park entrance.Get Directions
This is north country! The park is located on the shores of Lake of the Woods, a 950,000 acre lake. The three miles of white sand beach and ocean-like waves offer a variety of water recreation opportunities. 6 miles of hiking and 7 miles of cross-country skiing, and 3 miles of snowmobiling. Protected harbor with docking and picnic facilities, 90 foot fishing pier, boat access, and fish cleaning station.
In summer, the 3,000-acre park offers a swimming beach and picnic area on the big lake, drive-in campsites and a group camp, a marina on Zippel Bay and a stone jetty providing protected access to Lake of the Woods.
Birding is excellent—be sure to watch for sandhill cranes and piping plovers. In the winter, three miles of snowmobile trail provide access to the lake, which snowmobilers will find dotted with fish houses making virtual towns on the ice. Seven miles of groomed cross-country trails wind to the lakeshore through jack pine, birch, and open fields.
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
- Cross-country ski trail (groomed)
- Dock space/slips/mooring buoys
- Hiking trail
- Lake/river access (boat ramp)
- Snowmobile trail (groomed)
- Swimming beach
- Waste reduction/reuse/recycling
Number/Type of Campsites
- Total number of campsites: 58
- Camping accessible to people with disabilities
- Flush toilets in campground
- Group camp facilities
- Hot showers in campground
- Pets allowed in campsite
- Sanitary dump station
- Secluded campsites
- State Parks Campgrounds
Length of Stay
- Daily site rental