2017 Park Activity - Special Events
Glacial Lakes State Park Phone Number: (320) 239-2860; Starbuck MN
2017 Special Events Sponsored by:
Area Friends and Special Groups Minnesota Parks and Trails Division- DNR
  Winter Special Events
     
Ice Fishing Frenzy
     
  Spring Special Events
     
8th Annual Easter Egg Hunt Geocaching 101: Call Of The Wildflowers Get Outdoors Day
     
Stargazing In The Park Beginning Canoeing Wild Wednesday: Junior Naturalist Programs
     
  Summer Special Events
     
Stargazing In The Park Beginning Canoeing Wild Wednesday: Junior Naturalist Programs
     
  Fall Special Events
     
Stargazing In The Park
     
     

 

Photo By Corbin Corson
Snowshoe Hike To The Peak

Are you ready for a showshoe adventure??

Saturday, March 5th 2016 - Begins In The Park at 1pm-4pm. You may bring your own pair of snowshoes if you have them, but we will provide snowshoes for those who need them. Please, no children under the age of 12. Register for this free event by calling Glacial Lakes State Park (320)239-2860 or Lake Carlos State Park (320)852-7200

DNR Program Discription

Meet us at the Park Contact Station for this 2 mile (3hr) hike to the highest point in Glacial Lakes State Park.

Not recommended for young children.

Rental of snowshoes will be available for $6 per day.

Please call the park office to reserve the correct sizes. (320-239-2860)

Park permits are required to attend this event


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Photo By Corbin Corson

 

6th Annual Candlelight Event

Cancel due to lack of Snow

Saturday, February 13th 2016 -

Come to the Group Camp area to begin trail the runs

Event starts at 6:00 pm and ends at 9:00 pm

Join the fun, Rent a Cabin and enjoy the weekend

Hot beverages and snacks will be served

Not recommended for young children.

Park permits are required to attend this event

Photos of 2016 Friends Winter Event
   
   




 
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Ice Fishing Frenzy

January 30, 2016

Time is from 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm.


Please bring your own equipment and bait, as we do but some not have enough for everyone

2016 Photos of Ice Fishing Frenzy

Call Lake Carlos State Park(320)852-7200 to register for this event.

***Important*** MN residents do not need a fishing license to fish in the State Park. Those requiring a valid fishing license, please remember to have it during the program. Refer to the Fishing Regulations book for rules and regulations regarding licenses.


Park permits are required to attend this event so come early if you don't have a permit



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2017 - 8th Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Park permits are required

Saturday, April 15th

from 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Easter Egg Hunt begins at 2:00 pm SHARP
Group A - Pre-schoolers
Group B - K - 3rd Grade
Group C - Grades 4 to Grades 6 will have a
separate challenge to complete to earn
candy and a chance at other prizes.

In the Park follow signs

Instruction Sheet For Easter Egg Hunt

Photos of This Event from 2017



Egg Hunt Start time is 2:00 pm Sharp

(Kids won't wait so come Early if you don't have a park permit)

A Park Naturalist Animal Program will follow the Easter Egg Hunt

This program is only opened to the elementry age children

Hot cocoa and treats will be served at the Group Camp Shelter after the egg hunt.
Last year 3,000 egss were hidden.
Make sure to arrive early to get a park permit ($5 day, $25 annual) and walk to the egg hunt site

3 - 4 Prizes to be given to each age group

Park permits are required to attend this event so come early if you don't have a permit


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National Get Outdoors Day

Saturday, June 11th 2016

DNR Program Discription

"Celebrate "National Get Outdoors Day" at Glacial Lakes State Park. On this day, vehicle permits are not required to enter the park. Come explore the park, go for a hike, fish, swim, or have a picnic on your own."

Friends activities from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

The Friends of Glacial Lakes State Park will be serving Turkey Bergers and a beverage to visitors and campers in Glacial Lakes State Park from 12 noon to 2: 00 pm

The Friends of Glacial Lakes State Park also have 3 prize drawings during this time

     
     

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Photos by Dave Jungst
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Photos by Dave Jungst

Stargazing - 2016

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Glacial Lakes Astronomers and Stargazers Society (GLASS) will host a series of stargazing events at the park this summer.

Starting on May 7th and running to October 1st (weather permitting). Beginning at dusk and ending a few hours later. All interested people are to meet in the horse camp area.

Please contact the park for any further questions regarding these programs at (320) 239-2860. Meet at the Horse Camp at dusk, weather permitting. If it is not raining, but cloudy, G.L.A.S.S. will still be there to do a program on our night sky. No equipment is necessary, but if you have binoculars or a telescope you are highly encouraged to bring them! .

Guidelines for a safe and enjoyable star party

  • Dates of Programs:
  • 05/07/2016
  • 06/04/2016
  • 07/09/2016
  • 08/06/2016
  • 09/03/2016
  • 10/01/2016

Park permits are required to attend this event


Photos by Dave Jungst

Photos by Dave Jungst

 
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Photo By Corbin Corson
Beginning Canoeing

From 9:30 am to 11:30 am

DNR Program Discription
  • Scheduled Dates
  • 06/29/2016
  • 07/13/2016
  • 07/27/2016
  • 08/10/2016
  • 08/24/2016
Meet at the boat access near the beach to learn canoeing basics from a Naturalist.
We will cover safety, parts of the canoe and paddles, and learn strokes before heading out on to the water to practice our skills.
Equipment will be provided, so come enjoy a paddle on a quite lake.
CALL OR STOP BY THE PARK OFFICE TO REGISTER AHEAD OF TIME AS SPACE IS LIMITED.

Park permits are required to attend this event


Photo By Corbin Corson

 
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Geocaching Lesson 101: Call of the Wildflowers

Date: June 4th

from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Come learn the basics of geocaching

DNR Program Discription



Come learn the basics of geocaching during this hands-on program.
You will be provided with the GPS unit, instructions of how to use the unit and how to geocache before trying it out for yourself under the guidance of an experienced geocacher.
You will be able to try out several different styles of caches along the way, so come enjoy the thrill of finding a cache!

Park permits are required to attend this event


Photo By WaskaWeb

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Wild Wednesday: Junior Naturalist Programs

Date: June 29th

from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

Meet at the picnic tables by the beach area

DNR Program Discription



Meet at the picnic tables by the beach area for a different nature program every other Wednesday in June, July and August.
These programs are designed for children aged 5-15, but all are welcome.
We will be exploring topics like frogs and toads, insects, fish, and more. Call the park or check online for more specific information regarding a specific date.
Please call the park for more information and to register for this event. A MN state park vehicle permit is required to attend this event.
Permits can be purchased at the park office for $5/day or $25/annual.

Park permits are required to attend this event


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