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Lake Shetek State Park

The word "Shetek" is Ojibwe for "pelican," a bird which visits Lake Shetek during the summer and fall. The park contains the largest lake in southwestern Minnesota, which forms the headwaters of the Des Moines River.

Expect great fishing for walleye, northern, crappie, and bullheads. Loon Island, a 45-acre island on Lake Shetek, is accessible on foot via a causeway and includes an interpretive trail.

Visit the Koch Cabin and monument memorializing pioneer settlers. The park includes a swimming beach, boat launch, campgrounds and a scenic six-mile loop bicycle trail into the town of Currie. Boat, canoe, and kayak rentals are available.

Oak Woods Campground offers campers 32 electric sites with 50 amp service, six non-electric sites, seven cart-in sites, and four camper cabins, all shaded by an old-growth oak canopy with views of Lake Shetek.

There are four camper cabins available to rent in Oak Woods Campground. Relax on the cabin’s small porch, eat a meal at the outdoor picnic table, or gather around a fire ring for an evening with family and friends.

Prairie Campground has 12 rustic sites for tents and small campers. This large, grassy area is bordered by shade trees.

Sunrise Campground provides 32 campsites with full hookups (sewer, water, and 50 amp electricity). The campground has two picnic shelters, each with a solar panel on the roof to reduce the park’s carbon footprint and lower electric costs.

The Zuya Group Center provides lodging for up to 80 people and comes with a kitchen/dining hall, recreation hall, shower building, and three bunkhouses. The grounds are shaded by an old-growth oak canopy and contain a basketball hoop, volleyball court, horseshoe pits, fire council ring, and beautiful views of Lake Shetek.

Wilderness Group Camp provides tent camping opportunities for family reunions, scouts, and other groups. Up to 30 people can use this facility on Park Lake. Picnic tables, fire rings, and a vault toilet are conveniently interspersed throughout the site.

For a private camping experience on a quiet lake, rent the Park Lake Campsite. A cart is provided to transport camping gear down the 300 foot trail from the parking lot. This site offers a picnic table and fire ring, as well as beautiful views of Park Lake.

Lake Shetek State Park

163 State Park Rd, Currie, MN 56123, USA


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Reservation Type

Online Reservation, In-Person Reservation


bathrooms/showers, grills, rentable shelter, picnic facilities, playground, trail access, boat launch, fishing, swim beach, cabins, geocaching, canoe/kayak/paddleboard/rowboat rental, store

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