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Address: Pelican Rapids, MN
Phone Number: +1 218-863-8383
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Popular with families, this park offers many activities and trails that...

Popular with families, this park offers many activities and trails that connect with many of the park's lakes.

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Read about this park in a magazine about the fall colors so decided to drive 1.5 for the scenery. A lot of the trees had lost their leaves but saw lots of "yellow". It's a really... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 October 2016
janet201413
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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72 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Read about this park in a magazine about the fall colors so decided to drive 1.5 for the scenery. A lot of the trees had lost their leaves but saw lots of "yellow". It's a really nice state park for hiking, camping, horseback riding and boating. You can do the scenic drive through the park which was nice. Some of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Canoe and Kayak rentals. Plenty of small lakes to fish on. The water is so clear and the sunsets and sunrise from the Campground are gorgeous. I'd say this is in out top 3 favorite state parks. Plus we can always bring our pet pooch. She loved it as much as we did.

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Thank CassandraSz
South Hadley, Massachusetts, United States
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24 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

We only stayed one night as we used this as a half way stop on our way to Glacier National Park from Massachusetts. Having stayed elsewhere in Minnesota in the past I thought it would be worth a chance at a state park, what could go wrong? Well nothing really. It was not crowded at all, I mean there was... More 

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Thank Jeff S
Brainerd, Minnesota
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97 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

Stayed one night during a motorcycle trip. It's a fairly big park. It has several campgrounds. We stayed in the Main campground. I think it was the only campground with showers however. The cars just kept coming to the shower house with people trying to get in a shower. There are only 4 showers (2 women's and 2 men's).

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Thank Kimberly B
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Fair bit of hiking opportunities, lots of scenery. Not as developed as some state parks, so not as crowded. Have camped here a few times now, always lovely.

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Thank Jen C
Plymouth, Minnesota
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed in the Baker cabin and liked it. This was our first stay in a state park cabin. The shower house was pretty dingy. The main campground was only RVs and the tents were in the campground on the gravel road. We heard loons and saw fireflies at night. I fished at the pier and caught some small fish.... More 

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Pelican Rapids, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

Why I have never camped at Maplewood State Park before is beyond me. We bought a new camper and as we were travelling with 6 dogs and 3 birds did not want to venture too far for our first trip, so looked for somewhere close. The website was very easy to book and the price for camping was great ($35... More 

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Thank TerryAnn L
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Restrooms/showers were clean and easy to get to from the main loops campgrounds. Many hiking trails with great views. Dog friendly.

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Thank Roch27K
Fargo, North Dakota
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

I love this park. From snow shoe rental in the winter, to canoe and rowboat rental in the summer, this park is such a gem. It's quiet, pristine, and full of wildlife. The lakes are clear and amazingly healthy, with a vibrant and balanced ecosystem and undeveloped shoreline. The campground is also great -- nestled back in the forest. The... More 

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david.pattison@chrobinson.com
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015

as a frequent state park visitor, I hadn't been to Maplewood yet. I think this now has to be in my top 5. there is SO much to see and do here. We timed it out for fall colors. absolutely beautiful. we hiked out and up to Halloway HIl, so we could get a view of the whole area. not... More 

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