Map and Guide
Visitor Map and Guide of Zippel Bay State Park (SP) in Minnesota. Published by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MNDNR).
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© 2022, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources MAP AND GUIDE: ZIPPEL BAY STATE PARK 3684 54TH AVENUE NORTHWEST WILLIAMS, MN 56686 LAKE OF THE WOODS COUNTY 218-783-6252 VISITOR TIPS • Large fifth wheel campers and RVs are not advised past Ridge Campground due to narrow roads, lack of turn-arounds and small campsites. • Picking edible fruits and mushrooms is allowed in the park for personal use only. • Be sure all food items are secured and campsites are kept clean. • In an emergency call 911. • Non-emergency sheriff’s number: 218-634-1143 ONLY HAVE AN HOUR? • Follow the Hiking Club Trail along the shore to the rock jetties where Zippel Bay flows into the lake. • Visit the swimming beach to take a dip, walk the beach or have a picnic. • Hike a short distance from the marina parking lot to the top of a rock outcrop for a view of the bay. LOOKING FOR MORE TO DISCOVER? VISIT MNDNR.GOV/ZIPPELBAY SO EVERYONE CAN ENJOY THE PARK... ABOUT THE PARK Zippel Bay State Park was created in 1959 to offer recreational access to Lake of the Woods. The ocean-like lake comprises the boundary between the United States and Canada. Lake of the Woods played a key role in the exploration, fur trade and eventual settlement of the Zippel Bay area. With 14,000 islands and 1,485 square miles of water, recreational opportunities are endless. Come for walleye fishing, birdwatching, boating, camping, diverse wildlife or to relax along the sandy shoreline. A FULL SET OF STATE PARK RULES AND REGULATIONS IS AVAILABLE AT MNDNR.GOV. PARK OPEN 8 a.m.–10 p.m. daily. VEHICLE PERMITS Permits required; purchase at park office or entrance kiosk. The park offers a unique and peaceful experience along Lake of the Woods. TRAIL HIGHLIGHTS Hiking Club Trail 0.75 miles one-way Mostly flat • Mowed grass • Sand Walk along the shoreline of Lake of the Woods for the sights and sounds of the big lake. See tangled driftwood in the sand and hear common terns and splashing waves. You may even spot the endangered Piping Plover. Please give any nesting birds plenty of space. Trail from the Swimming Beach to the Carry-in Access 0.25 miles one-way Mostly flat • Mowed grass • Packed dirt Watch for numerous birds and several rare orchids on this wooded trail near the shoreline. South Loop Trail 2 mile loop Mostly flat • Packed dirt Bring your camera and binoculars on this hike. The woods along this trail are home to a variety of birds and wildlife. Look for edible wild berries in season. MORE TO EXPLORE AT THE PARK • Check out a birding kit, GPS unit, Kids Activity Kit or fishing pole for free from the park office. • Horseback ride on designated trails. Don’t forget to purchase a horse pass. • Watch for deer, black bear, coyote and other wildlife throughout the park. • Rent a canoe from the park office and paddle the self-guided water tour around Zippel Bay. Watch for shorebirds along the way. • In winter, enjoy cross-country ski, snowshoe or snowmobile trails. There is no winter camping at this park. PETS WELCOME Keep on 6-foot leash; pick up after; attend at all times; not allowed in buildings or on beaches. QUIET HOURS − CAMPGROUND 10 p.m.– 8 a.m.; only registered campers may be in campground during quiet hours. FIREWOOD Must be purchased at this park or from vendors who sell wood approved for this park; no gathering firewood in the park. BE OUR GUEST Reserve non-electric campsites or the group camp and stay awhile. Call 866-857-2757 or visit mndnr.gov/reservations MORE INFORMATION Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Information Center 500 Lafayette Rd. , St. Paul, MN 55155-4040 888-646-6367 or mndnr.gov/parks The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is an Equal Opportunity Employer. This information may be available in alternative format upon request.