County Parks

Woods Lake Park  3451 380th Avenue
                                    Elmore  MN
                                    (507) 525-4960
First Come - First Served 

We are looking for your cooperation

in keeping our County Parks

a safe and fun place for everyone!

 

 

 

Pihl's Park   10757 570th Avenue
                        Wells  MN
                        (507) 380-8751
Reservations are taken.
 

 

Woods Lake Park     First Come - First Served

• Camping • Grills
• Showers • Restrooms
• 20 Camp Sites •10 Tent Sites
• Picnic Tables  


 Park Season

Opens:  May 1st
Closes: October 1st
 

Park Caretaker

Tyler Stallman
3451  380th Avenue
Elmore, MN  56027
507-525-4960


Prices for Camping

 

Nightly Rate (Occupied)*

$20.00 / night

 

Nightly Rate (Unoccupied)*

$5.00 / night

 

Seasonal+ (Electric: Fri-Sun@)

$225.00 / month

5/1 – 9/30 per year. County’s license only allows us to have active campsites during the camping season.

Seasonal+ (Electric: Sun-Sat)

$300.00 / month

Non-electric

$15.00 / night

 

Shelter Rental

$50.00 / night

 

Winter Storage

$100 (Faribault County is not liable for damage)

 

Veterans and Senior citizens will receive a $2.00 / night discount.

All rates shown include sales tax.

* 2-week maximum stay.

+ Seasonal sites are limited to 66% of the total available sites.

@ Normal seasonal rate allows for use of electricity only on weekends.  Use of electricity any other days during the month will result in the higher monthly fee.
          Example:  If a camper chooses to activate an electrical AC unit for just one day other than a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, then the camper will pay a higher fee for the entire month.
          One refrigerator per campsite is allowed without triggering the higher rate.

The full monthly rate applies for full and partial month usage.  There are no pro-rated rates.

General Rules

1.  Gates will be locked at 11:59 p.m.

2.  Faribault County does not allow kegs on the premises.

3.  No glass beverage containers are allowed on the beach or playgrounds. 

4.  Whoever does any of the following shall be subject to immediate removal from the park, guilty of a misdemeanor, or both:

a.  Engage in a violent, immoral, abrasive, loud, or obscene manner or any other conduct that creates or tends to create a breach of the peace, disturb, or annoy the recreational  enjoyment of the park, land, and waters by other members of the public.

b.  Use or have in your possession glass bottle beverage containers.  Also, you will be immediately removed from the park if you are found to be intoxicated, in possession of or under the influence of drugs.  This is a violation of Federal/State law. 

c.  Trash removal:  Trash bags are to be placed in the centralized dumpsters.  There is no trash pick up on site.  

d.  Operate or park any motor vehicle outside of the designated roads or parking areas within the boundaries of any county park .

e.  Operate any vehicle in a reckless manner or at a speed in excess of the posted speed limit.

f.  Advertise, in any manner, any private activity or function without the consent of the park caretaker.

g.  Display or have in one's possession, a firearm or air gun, unless unloaded and cased.

h.  Hunt or molest wildlife.

 5.  Quiet hours are from 12:00 p.m. until 8:00 a.m.

6.  Pets are currently permitted in the campground.  Pet owners must show proper consideration for other campers and comply with park regulations.  Animals must not be left unattended at the site, vehicle, or camping unit.  A leash, not to exceed 6’, is required when walking a pet.  You are required to clean up animal feces in proper trash receptacles.  Pets are NOT permitted on swimming beaches.

7.  Picnicking is permitted only in designated picnic areas.  No person, or group of persons, shall exclude others from a picnic area.

 8.  Camping is permitted only in designated camping area within the prescribed limitations of the particular camping area.

9.  All campers must register.  At least one member of your camping party must be at least 21 years old.

10.  Any person who violates Rules 2-8, inclusive, will be asked to conform with those rules or immediately leave the park.  If said person refuses to conform with the rules or to immediately leave the park, they shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

 



 


 

Pihl's Park   Reservations are taken.

Pihl’s Park was originally built as a private retreat by Joe Pihl who always enjoyed sharing his beautiful retreat with the public.  In the 1960’s he donated his retreat to Faribault County to be used as a public park for everyone to come and enjoy.  Today visitors can come and spend the day, week, or season enjoying the beautiful scenery, the numerous species of plants and wildlife, or camp in the 20-acre park.  The gates to the park open at 8:00 a.m. and close at 10:00 p.m., seven days a week from the first of May through the first of October.

Pihl’s Park offers 30 sites with electrical for RV camping and a separate rustic area along the shore line for tenting.  All camp sites have a fire ring and a picnic table.  Handicap-accessible restrooms, with showers and a drinking fountain, are centrally located in the park.

The picnic area features two shelters, picnic tables and grills.  The playground offers a merry-go-round, swings, slide, and teeter-totter along with a modern play structure.  A horseshoe area, Frisbee-disc golf practice course, and a three hole mini-golf course are also in the park.  Some recreational/sporting items are available for sign-out.

There is a short nature trail following the Rice Lake shoreline.  A handicap-accessible fishing pier is located within the park.  Canoes and kayaks can be carried into the lake for launching and a public access boat ramp is located nearby.  Rice Lake is a shallow lake that offers boating, fishing, and an exceptional opportunity to observe nature with its many creatures.


Park Season

Opens:  May 1st
Closes: October 1st

 
Park Caretaker

Mary Johnson 
10757 570th Avenue
Wells, MN 56097
507-380-8751


Prices for Camping

 

Nightly Rate (Occupied)*

$20.00 / night

 

Nightly Rate (Unoccupied)*

$5.00 / night

 

Seasonal+ (Electric: Fri-Sun@)

$225.00 / month

5/1 – 9/30 per year. County’s license only allows us to have active campsites during the camping season.

Seasonal+ (Electric: Sun-Sat)

$300.00 / month

Non-electric

$15.00 / night

 

Shelter Rental

$50.00 / night

 

Winter Storage

$100 (Faribault County is not liable for damage)

 

General Rules
 

 1.  Gates will be locked at 11:59 p.m.

2.  Faribault County does not allow kegs on the premises.

3.  No glass beverage containers are allowed on the beach or playgrounds. 

4.  Whoever does any of the following shall be subject to immediate removal from the park, guilty of a misdemeanor, or both:

a.  Engage in a violent, immoral, abrasive, loud, or obscene manner or any other conduct that creates or tends to create a breach of the peace, disturb, or annoy the recreational  enjoyment of the park, land, and waters by other members of the public.

b.  Use or have in your possession glass bottle beverage containers.  Also, you will be immediately removed from the park if you are found to be intoxicated, in possession of or under the influence of drugs.  This is a violation of Federal/State law. 

c.  Trash removal:  Trash bags are to be placed in the centralized dumpsters.  There is no trash pick up on site.  

d.  Operate or park any motor vehicle outside of the designated roads or parking areas within the boundaries of any county park .

e.  Operate any vehicle in a reckless manner or at a speed in excess of the posted speed limit.

f.  Advertise, in any manner, any private activity or function without the consent of the park caretaker.

g.  Display or have in one's possession, a firearm or air gun, unless unloaded and cased.

h.  Hunt or molest wildlife.

 5.  Quiet hours are from 12:00 p.m. until 8:00 a.m.

6.  Pets are currently permitted in the campground.  Pet owners must show proper consideration for other campers and comply with park regulations.  Animals must not be left unattended at the site, vehicle, or camping unit.  A leash, not to exceed 6’, is required when walking a pet.  You are required to clean up animal feces in proper trash receptacles.  Pets are NOT permitted on swimming beaches.

7.  Picnicking is permitted only in designated picnic areas.  No person, or group of persons, shall exclude others from a picnic area.

 8.  Camping is permitted only in designated camping area within the prescribed limitations of the particular camping area.

9.  All campers must register.  At least one member of your camping party must be at least 21 years old.

10.  Any person who violates Rules 2-8, inclusive, will be asked to conform with those rules or immediately leave the park.  If said person refuses to conform with the rules or to immediately leave the park, they shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.

 


 

 

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