Lake Elmo Park Reserve

  1. Washington County Parks remain open, fee waived

    Washington County Parks remain open and now have a waived vehicle permit through April 7 to provide free access to visitors who want to visit any Washington County Park. Read on...
  2. Trail Closures

    Horse Trails at Pine Point Regional Park and Lake Elmo Park Reserve and Ski Trails will be closed beginning Saturday, March 7. 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.

​NEW Nordic Rocks Skis

Nordic Rocks Skis are designed to introduce a new generation of children and families to the excitement found in the sport of cross country skiing. Central Cross County Skiing (CXC) has developed two sizes of introductory skis, with step-in bindings compatible to your own footwear, along with adjustable poles, to give participants of all ages and abilities an easy way to try cross country skiing. 

Stop by the park office and try them out today! $10/adult, $5/youth ages 12 and under. First come, first served.

Park Facilities and Activities