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Get out and play!

The best part about protecting our natural resources is creating outdoor space for the community to enjoy. Within its 80-square-mile boundary, the Lower Minnesota River Watershed District (LMRWD) holds an abundance of recreational opportunities with numerous parks, trails, and natural resources for your enjoyment. On this page, we have compiled tons of activities. Whether you enjoy hiking, getting out on the water, or cross-country skiing, there are so many ways to get outside and play in all Minnesota seasons. Explore our page to plan your next excursion.

A monarch in nature

Get out your binoculars and find the best spots to view wildlife within the watershed

A dog with a cross country skiier

Find trails to explore the wilderness, whatever the season

A couple is camping in a tent and a link to "Camping" page

Whether you enjoy RV camping or something more rustic, find a campsite in the District

Friends are kayaking on a river and link to "Water Recreation" page

Click here to find water recreation activities

A family goes fishing together and link to "Water Recreation - Fishing" Page

From trout to walleye, find the best places to fish in the District