Lake Elmo Park Reserve

  1. Lake Elmo Park Reserve - Singletrack Trail Design Survey

    Washington County is beginning a study to design a singletrack trail in Lake Elmo Park Reserve. Your input will help the project team better understand community priorities and will ultimately inform the singletrack trail design. Read on...
  2. West Side Trails open at Lake Elmo Park Reserve with some closures

    The west side trails at Lake Elmo Park Reserve are now open to the public for riding and horseback riding. Certain sections of trail will remain closed to everyone due to construction on the Farney Creek Dam. Read on...
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Lake Elmo Park Reserve is 2,165 acres (3.5 square miles) with 80 percent of its acreage set aside for preservation and protection. This portion will eventually resemble the land as it was prior to the arrival of the settlers in the mid-1800s. This park reserve offers gently rolling hills with a variety of landscape types, including forest and prairie. Watch for pheasants, weasels, red fox, woodpeckers, cardinals, cottontail rabbits, squirrels, and white-tailed deer.

Vehicle permits are required for all vehicles entering the park.

Park Facilities and Activities


    Nordic Rocks Ski Rentals at Lake Elmo Park Reserve

    With warming temperatures and dwindling ski trail conditions, we will no longer be offering our Nordic Rocks Ski rentals as of Wednesday, March 3.

    Nordic Rocks Skis provided by grant funding through NSSTC.