Section of Minnesota: South Central
Nearby Town: Albert Lea
Positives: You can drive onto an island – and camp there. It has a nice picnic area
The Negatives: Nothing comes to mind.
General Comments: Looking out on the large lake, you see very little that is man-made.
Something You Should Do: Take a walk through the woods around the island.
Interesting Trivia: This state park is very close to the intersection of two major interstate highways – 35 and 90.
Personal Stories: I met my wife’s extended family (from Iowa) for the first time at this park. This a good midway point for Twin Cities people to meet Iowans.
What My Kids Want Me To Say: They remember this as the park that they tried to keep their balance as they played on top of the fire circle. They wanted me to say that it’s a good place to do this.
Jamsco Ranking: County Park Level.
Final Word: What can I say? It’s pleasant but not spectacular.