Warroad, MN Parks
Public boat access, ample parking, fishing pier, and heated fish cleaning houses make Warroad Point Park a terrific home base for fishermen. The park also offers newly constructed playground equipment, picnic shelters, campground, and an outdoor swimming pool.
Nature viewing from Warroad Point Park’s observation tower and drive-up nature viewing area offer a terrific opportunity for bird watching as the park is the first stop on the Pine to Prairie Birding Trail. Warroad’s paved walking/biking path begins at the park and weaves through the outskirts of town. Casino gaming, shopping, and lakeshore dining are within a block or two of the park.
218-386-1004 or 218-386-1454
Picnic Shelter Reservations:
Warroad City Park Basketball & Tennis Courts
The city-owned basketball and tennis courts located on Elk Street are open to the public. Parking lot is one block west of Hwy 11 (State St.) on Elk.
State Parks and Forests
Beltrami Island State Forest
This second largest state forest occupies an area of 669,000 acres spanning the counties of Roseau, Lake of the Woods, and Beltrami. Canoeing, fishing, hunting, picnicking, hiking, horseback riding trails, cross country ski trails, and 138 miles of groomed snowmobile trails. Off-road vehicles (ATVs, etc.) are allowed on all trails unless posted closed. No fee for camping.
Hayes Lake State Park
48990 County Rd 4
Roseau, MN 56751-8745
Just 27 miles southwest of Warroad. Follow Hwy 11 west to Co Rd 9, then south on to County Rd 4.
Park Permits: $25 annual, $5 daily
Canoe/kayak/row boat rentals, $15 half-day, $25 full day
Camping season: May – Sept
Open year round for daily use
The central focus of the park is the lake and the north fork of the Roseau River. Here there is an abrupt transition from farmland to wilderness. This secluded park gives visitors a chance to see a variety of Minnesota wildlife. Loons, moose, beaver, fisher, otter, lynx, black bear and wolves live in the area. Enjoy rustic campgrounds, swimming, fishing, and boating. 13 miles of hiking trails, 6 miles of cross-country ski trails, 6 miles of groomed snowmobile trails.
Lost River State Forest
Located along the Canadian Border north of Hwy 11 running from Hwy 313 west to almost Hwy 89. Wildlife area, fishing, and hunting. The area’s 63,000 acres of primitive forest contains much of the original animal and plant life native to the area. It is a reliable location for viewing great gray owls and a number of other bird species; the best birding spot is the northernmost three miles of Hwy 310. There are no developed recreational areas but access is available to some parts by highway and county roads. Minimum maintenance roads, hiking forest trails. Snowmobiling.
Northwest Angle State Forest
Near Sprague, Manitoba on Provincial Hwy 308 to #525. Located on Lake of the Woods. Private resorts, camping, boat launch, power boat rental, canoeing, sailing, and fishing.
Zippel Bay State Park
3684 54th Ave NW
Williams, MN 56686
Located 10 miles northeast of Williams, Minnesota. From Hwy 11, take Co Rd 2 north to Co Rd 8 east.
Park Permits: $25 annual, $5 daily
Camping available (no electric sites): $19 per night
Fall & Winter: Office hours vary. If no one is available, please leave a message.
Spring & Summer: The office will be staffed most weekends from Memorial Day through Labor Day.
The park is located on the shores of Lake of the Woods. Their protected harbor is located on Zippel Bay; They offer canoe rentals at $15 half-day and $25 full day, and a self-guided water tour of Zippel Bay. Numerous bird watching opportunities. 6 miles of hiking trails, 6 miles of beginner level cross-country skiing trails, 5 miles of snowmobiling trails.