Spring Lake Park Reserve


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Lower Spring Lake Reserve -- 13690 Pine Bend Trail Rosemount, MN 55068
Schaar's Bluff -- 8500 127th Street East Hastings, MN 55033

A man looks at an exhibit overlooking a lake.
Before construction of Lock and Dam #2 at Hastings, Spring Lake was separated from the Mississippi by a ribbon of land. But when Lock and Dam #2 was completed in the 1930s, the increased water level above the dam inundated the Spring Lake basin. Today, though the area retains the name of the original lake, the lake itself has become part of the river.

The trail system takes you through an evergreen forest of jack, red, and white pines.

Please respect private property by not trespassing on adjacent properties.

Activities: Activities include hiking, skiing, biking, community garden plots, archery course, and a model airplane field. Spring Lake Park Reserve offers over 3 miles of cross-country classic ski trails and almost 2 miles of cross-country skate-ski trails.

Schaar's Bluff Gathering Center main room may be rented to civic and private groups, while the lobby is open to all. The Center has restrooms, park information, maps and outdoor fire-rings.

Contact Information: Call the Dakota County Parks at (952) 891-7000 or the Trail Condition Line at (651) 438-4636.


Sites Nearby: Pine Bend Bluff Scientific and Natural Area, Lake Rebecca Park (Hastings), Hastings River Flats Park

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Mailing Address:

111 E. Kellogg Blvd., Suite 105
Saint Paul, MN 55101


(651) 293-0200
This is the general phone line at the Visitor Center, which is staffed every day except Mondays. Please leave a voicemail if we miss your call and expect a return call within 1-2 days.

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