Parks & Recreation

Fall William May Park Scene by Dan Ehrke

Vacant - email Public Works Director
Parks and Recreation Manager
Phone: 320-484-4334
Fax: 320-864-1811

Parks and Recreation encompasses McLeod County Parks, Trails and Fairgrounds Facilities.

McLeod County Parks:
McLeod County has six County Parks totaling 571 acres. Two parks are regional facilities which allow overnight camping. The other four parks are day parks.  Park location: Buffalo Creek Park (Glencoe), Swan Lake Park (Silver Lake), William May Park (Winsted), Stahl's Lake Park (Hutchinson), Lake Marion Regional Park (Brownton), and Piepenburg Regional Park (Hutchinson).  Camping facilities are available at Lake Marion and Piepenburg Park.
Parks Brochure

Day Parks:
Park hours are 8:00 am to sunset.  

The campground reservation system allows our customers the convenience of logging in from home to reserve campsites.  Camping season will run April 29 through October 24, 2022.  RV/Electric campsite for 2022 will be $30.00 per night and Tent or non-electric will be $23.00 per night. 

Online Campground & Shelter Reservations:
NOTICE: - For 2022 reservations, we will be using a new reservation system.  You will be required to create a new logon account. Online campground reservations open Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at 8:00 am

Parks and Recreation Reservations
Please note: Additional fees will be charged by the credit card company if using credit or debit card, these fees will not appear on your receipt from the Parks & Recreation department, but will be reflected on your credit card statement.  (3% or higher, based on the credit card type used).

Camping Cancellation/Refunds: If the reservation is cancelled 14 days or more prior to the arrival date, a $10 administration fee per site will be forfeited.  If the reservation is cancelled fewer than 14 days prior to the arrival date, the first nights camping fee plus a $10 administration fee per site will be forfeited.  The refund will be issued back in a check.  Please allow 2-3 weeks for processing.

The park shelter online reservation system opened Monday January 3, 2022 at 8 am.  Customers are able to reserve park picnic shelters located at the following parts: Buffalo Creek (Glencoe); Swan Lake Park (Silver Lake); William May Park (Winsted); Stahl's Lake (Hutchinson); two shelters at Lake Marion Park (Brownton); two shelters at Piepenburg Park (Hutchinson); starting April 29 and ending October 24, 2022.  Reservations are $35.00per day.

McLeod County is home to two Regional Parks:
* Lake Marion Park BrochureCamping Map
* Piepenburg Park BrochureCamping Map

McLeod County is home to four day Parks:
* Stahl's Lake
* Swan Lake Park
* William May Park
* Buffalo Creek Park

Photo by Dan Ehrke

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