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Lake Shetek State Park is one of the jewels of the Minnesota State Park system. Located in Currie, Lake Shetek State 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.

The park contains several year-round cabins, as well as many drive-in and walk-in campsites. There's a wilderness group camp site, as well as a group center. 

If you're looking for trails, you've found them! The Casey Jones/Currie Loop State Trail is a 6 mile loop that connects Lake Shetek State Park and the nearby town of Currie. The bike trail can be accessed at a trail head in Currie or in the State Park. The trail goes past several of the park's historic sites from 1862, past beautiful views of Smith Lake and Lake Shetek and through restored prairie areas.

There are 14 miles of hiking trails, including 6 miles of the bike trail, that take you through a variety of landscapes that make up Lake Shetek State Park. Sights to be seen include restored prairie areas, wetlands where a variety of waterfowl can be seen, around the very popular Loon Island Trail and through woodlands with 250 year old oak trees.

Approximately 5 miles of groomed snowmobile trails within the park connects to the wider Murray County Trail System. The trail enters the park in a couple different locations and winds through the park's woodlands and prairies.


Beautiful park with excellent bird watching.
Hiking opportunities are very good as the park is connected to the Casey Jones trail.

This MN State Campground has it all. Camping, Hiking, Canoeing, Kayaking, Paddleboard, Rowboat, Bike trails, Swimming, Fishing, Geocaching, History Lessons, Picnicking, Birdwatching, Plenty of Flowers, Campfires and Relaxing.

What a great Minnesota State Park!!!! Clean and so well groomed! Hiking and biking has been fabulous!

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