Maplewood State Park


Trumpeter Swan by Stephen MaxsonHabitat: Deciduous woodlands, lakes, fields.


Features: Maplewood State Park preserves 9,250 acres of rolling terrain and eastern broadleaf forest. There are over 150 bird species known to be breeding in the park. The park is managed by the Minnesota DNR, and there are biking, hiking, ski trails and campgrounds located in the park.


Best Times To Visit: April through October.


Birds To Look For:  Great Egret; Green Heron; Trumpeter Swan; Turkey Vulture; Wood Duck; Osprey; Red-shouldered Hawk; woodpeckers; vireos; warblers including Golden-winged and Indigo Bunting.


Notes For Birding The Area: Vehicle permits required. Picnic area and campgrounds available. Fall leaf color is spectacular!


Contact:  Maplewood State Park, 39721 Park Entrance Rd., Pelican Rapids, MN 56572, 218-863-8383.