Lake Rebecca Park Reserve, Rockford, Minnesota
The light was amazing yesterday at William O’Brian State Park, Minnesota.
When we arrived at the gate we realized entrance was by online reservation only. We had driven over 20 miles to get there so we would not be defeated. We made a u-turn and tackled the website. After a couple of tries we had our tickets. It was a beautiful sunny day.
Sucker Lake. Impounding Reservoir St. Paul Water Department. Elev. 883.5 feet above mean sea level. Water surface area 60 acres. Owned and operated by the Board of Water Commissioners of the City of St. Paul. No canoes or other water craft in lake.
Lake Elmo Park Reserve in Lake Elmo, Minnesota is a 3.5 square mile park with 80 percent of the area reserved for preservation and protection. The plan is to have this area revert back to resemble what it was like before settlers arrived in the mid-1800’s. The wildlife includes lots of birds – I saw a bluejay fly across our path – and fox, weasels, rabbits, and deer.
Camping options include Primitive, Rustic, and Modern sites.
The park also includes a very large swimming pond and playground, a boat launch, cross country ski trails, equestrian trails, and hiking. We opted for a hike in the woods.