Moose Lake State Park

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4252 Co Rd 137, Moose Lake, MN 55767, United State

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Introduction of Moose Lake State Park

When you bring your RV to the land of 10,000 lakes, you must spend some time on the water. Moose Lake State Park is located in northeast Minnesota and is just over 1,000 acres in size, so it is rarely overcrowded. Glaciers carved out the area and formed it into what it is today, with rolling hills, densely forested areas, and, of course, a lake. After years of trying to establish a state park in the hopes of creating more camping sites in the area, the park was established in 1971. Improvements have been made to the park since its inception, and Moose Lake is now a must-see on your next RV road trip through Minnesota.

Because of the park’s waterfront location on Petit Echo Lake, you can easily enjoy all of your favourite water sports, such as boating, swimming, and fishing. A picnic area with a volleyball court and horseshoe pits is also available near the beach. Hikers can travel over five miles of trails, which vary in length and difficulty. Even after the dog days of summer have passed, visitors continue to flock to Moose Lake State Park to partake in their favourite winter activities.

If one day at the park isn’t enough, park your campervan in one of the park’s 33 RV-friendly campsites. The campground is open from April to November, and most sites have electric hookups. There are also a few tent-only campsites for those who prefer to sleep under the stars, as well as a group camp for those who prefer to camp in groups.

Moose Lake State Park Camping

Moose Lake State Park Campground has over 30 RV and trailer-friendly sites, the majority of which have electric hookups. The campground is set up in three different loops on the east side of Echo Lake. The length of the site varies, with a maximum length of 60 feet.

You’ll find a picnic table and a fire ring at each location, as well as restrooms with flush toilets and showers. Toilets and showers are only open from Labor Day to Memorial Day, but vault toilets are open all year. Pets are permitted throughout the campground as long as they are leashed.

The campground is open from April to November, and reservations can be made up to a year ahead of time. If you intend to stay during the busy summer months, it is recommended that you book your site well in advance.

Flower Road view Moose Lake State Park
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Moose Lake State Park Activities


Everyone knows that Minnesota’s winters can be bitterly cold. Summers, on the other hand, can be just as brutal, with temperatures regularly reaching the 90s. Fortunately, Moose Lake State Park has a lake and a swimming beach, so bring your bathing suit along in the travel trailer. The swimming beach is near the park entrance on the north side of Echo Lake. There’s even a picnic area near the beach with a fire ring and a tyre swing.


Those who would rather be on the water than in it can take their boat out for a spin on Echo Lake. A boat launch is located on the lake’s northeast side, and there is plenty of parking for your trailer or vehicle nearby. If you didn’t bring your own flotation device, kayaks and canoes are available for rent at the park during the summer.


After a day on the lake, you can unwind at the picnic area near the beach. The area has everything you need for the ideal picnic, including tables, a fire ring, and even a tyre swing. There is also a volleyball court and horseshoe pits in the picnic area; simply go to the park office to obtain the necessary equipment. If you’re staying overnight, you can camp right outside your pop-up, as each location has its own table and fire ring.


Your group’s anglers will enjoy Moose Lake State Park, and if you’re lucky, they might catch some dinner! Panfish, largemouth bass, northerns, and walleye are common catches in Echo Lake. Cast from the ADA-accessible fishing pier on the lake’s north shore, or take the boat out and drop a line into deeper water. A boat launch is available on the lake’s northeast side, and if you didn’t bring your own boat, you can rent a canoe or kayak from the park office.


Moose Lake State Park has five miles of trails, so put on your hiking boots and leave the Airstream at camp. The trails range from easy to moderate, with the longest loop being less than a mile long. Echo Lake Trail is an excellent route for those who want to explore the entire park. The trail begins in the RV campground and extends all the way to the lake’s northwest shore. If you want to extend your hike at any point, there are several connector trails along this route.

Moose Lake State Park Location

Moose Lake State Park, located lakeside in northeast Minnesota, is the ideal location for your next camping trip. The park is only 40 minutes southeast of Duluth, off I-35. This well-traveled route makes it simple for anyone to get to the park, regardless of what kind of vehicle they’re driving or where they’re coming from. The town of Moose Lake is just a few minutes to the east if you need to stock up on supplies or fill up the RV before entering the park.

Heavy snowfall and ice in the winter may make off-season access to the park more difficult, so check the local weather forecast and road conditions before setting out. Once inside the park, the main road leads to all of the major attractions, such as the campground, boat launch, hiking trails, and picnic area. RVs have no driving restrictions, but be sure to follow posted speed limits.

Pond view Moose Lake State Park
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If you’re staying the night, your campsite has a secure parking space, and if you’re just visiting for the day, there are lots near the park entrance and all around the lake.

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