Camden State Park

The very first stop during the Pheasant Opener was one of my all-time favorite places in southwestern Minnesota, Camden State Park.

Located just outside of Marshall in Lynd, MN, Camden State Park was established in 1935 and is a mixture of upland prairies, wetlands, and river hardwood trees.

Full of maples, basswoods, oaks, and cottonwoods it’s the perfect place to check out the fall leaves changing and bask in the sunset over the valley.

As soon as I said I was headed to Marshall, people told me to swim in the spring-fed pool or go fishing for brown trout in the Redwood River or bass and bluegill in Brawner Lake.

Instead, I decided to hike the Camden History, Camden Regional, Dakota Valley and the Prairie Pools Trails. If hiking isn’t your thing, Camden also has picnic areas, campgrounds (drive-in, horseback, and group), cross-country skiing, and canoeing.

Hey, it’s worth the trip for the vibrant tree line backdrop alone.

Read more about the 7th Annual Minnesota Governor’s Pheasant Hunting Opener here: www.exploreminnesota.com/mngpho

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