Lake Elmo Park Reserve

Lake Elmo Park Reserve Open Space
Lake Elmo Park Reserve open space. © Washington County Parks


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.

Free Tuesdays in the Parks - Nov. 1

Notice: the Lake Elmo Swim Pond will be closed for renovations thru July 31, 2016.

Park Facilities and Activities

Park facilities and activities include: