Lake Bronson State Park

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Lake Bronson State Park

From the observation tower in the park, view the prairie and aspen-oak forests or watch for deer, sharp-tailed grouse, and sandhill cranes.

The South Branch of the Two Rivers fills Lake Bronson. The lake, which is actually a reservoir, offers visitors swimming, fishing, boating, great camping, and a tranquil backdrop for the picnic grounds. For those who prefer a prairie experience, one of the campground areas allows camping on the prairie.

Trails for hiking, biking and snowmobiling provide visitors with great recreation choices.

Tell me more about this park's wildlife, history, geology and landscape.

Visitor Alert

Reservation Information

All campsites are now reservable. Self-registration for campsites is no longer available, but same-day reservations can be made by phone or online prior to arriving at the park or from the courtesy phone outside the park office. Advanced reservations are recommended for the Lakeside Campground during the summer since same-day availability may be limited. Click on this link to make a reservation online, or call 866-857-2757. For more details, read the FAQ.

(Updated Nov. 14, 2017)

Park Notes

Geocaching Checkpoint:

Lake Bronson State Park is a Geocaching Checkpoint. We have GPS units to loan out for free if you do not have your own - just inquire at the park office to borrow one of ours.

Virtual Tour:

Take a virtual tour. It's a great tool to help you plan your next trip to the park!
Panoramic tour | Snapshot tour

Visitor Center:

The Lake Bronson State Park Visitor's Center is available for rent anytime of the year. The Great Room is a perfect venue for meetings, community or family events. There is an attached kitchen for food preparation and service. Please contact the park for availability and rental fees.

Friends Group:

The Friends of Lake Bronson State Park group is active again and seeking new members! Membership is open to individuals and organizations interested in supporting Lake Bronson State Park through park improvement projects and volunteer activities. Call the park at 218-754-2200 for membership information.

Gift Cards:

Purchase a Minnesota State Parks Gift Card.

Don't move firewood!

Burning non-local firewood can spread invasive species, and it's against Minnesota state law. Learn more. Always buy your firewood at the park, or from an approved local vendor. Find firewood vendors for Lake Bronson State Park.


Bird ChecklistThis is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. for Lake Bronson State Park.

Park Highlights

tree Largest Observation/Water Tower in MN State Park System

tree Historic WPA-Built Structures

tree Playground

tree Excellent Prairie & Aspen Parkland Habitat

tree Camping/Hiking

tree Visitor Center


Office Hours:

There are no regular office hours in the off season. The office will be open as staff is available.


3793 230th St
Box 9
Lake Bronson, MN 56734

tel: 218-754-2200


Getting There

Located 2 miles east of the town of Lake Bronson, the park access is on County Highway 28.