Lake Elmo Park Reserve

  1. Pine Point Regional Park Master Plan Survey now available

    Washington County is seeking community input on the Pine Point Regional Park master plan. Your ideas will help inform the plan that will guide future recreation and natural resource improvements for the park. Read on...
  2. Campground Closure

    The Lake Elmo Modern Campground (sites 1-80) will be closed after September 8, 2019, for an improvement project. 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


    Goats will be in Lake Elmo Park Reserve starting July 22

    Goats are going to be in the park starting Monday July 22. They are being used to browse on re-sprouts of buckthorn and honeysuckle. Here is a map of the paddocks being browsed. Please stop by the Lake Elmo Park Office to find out where they will be in the park or check the website.