2019 Park Activity - Special Events
Glacial Lakes State Park Phone Number: (320) 239-2860; Starbuck MN
2019 Special Events Sponsored by:
Area Friends and Special Local Groups Minnesota Parks and Trails Division- DNR
10th Annual Easter Egg Hunt Beginning Canoeing Nature Explorations: Wild Wednesday Junior Naturalist Programs
     
2019 Pope County Expo Booth
     
State Get Outdoors Day
     
Leaf Mountain Foot Race In The Park
     
     
Stargazing In The Park    
     
     
   


 
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2019 - 10th Annual Easter Egg Hunt


Photos of This Event from 2019

Park permits are required

Saturday, April 27th

from 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm

Easter Egg Hunt begins at 2:00 pm SHARP
Group A - Pre-schoolers
Group B - K - 3rd Grade
Group C - Grades 4 to Grades 6 will have a separate challenge to complete to earn candy and a chance at other prizes.

In the Park follow signs

Instruction Sheet For Easter Egg Hunt

Egg Hunt Start time is 2:00 pm Sharp

(Kids won't wait so come Early if you don't have a park permit)

A Park Naturalist Program will follow the Easter Egg Hunt

This program is only opened to the elementry age children

Hot cocoa and treats will be served at the Group Camp Shelter after the egg hunt.
Last year 3,000 egss were hidden.
Make sure to arrive early to get a park permit ($5 day, $25 annual) and walk to the egg hunt site

3 - 4 Prizes to be given to each age group

Park permits are required to attend this event so come early if you don't have a permit


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Pope County Expo Booth

Saturday, April 6th


Friends of Glacial Lakes State Park will have a booth at the 2018 Pope County Expo to help promote this Great State Park.


 


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National Get Outdoors Day

Saturday, June 8th 2019

DNR Program Discription

See Photos of 2018 Get Outdoors Day

"Celebrate "National Get Outdoors Day" at Glacial Lakes State Park. On this day, vehicle permits are not required to enter the park. Come explore the park, go for a hike, fish, swim, or have a picnic on your own."

Friends activities from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm

The Friends of Glacial Lakes State Park will be serving Turkey Bergers and a beverage to visitors and campers in Glacial Lakes State Park from 12 noon to 2: 00 pm

The Friends of Glacial Lakes State Park also have 3 prize drawings during this time

     
     

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Leaf Mountain Foot Race In The Park

Saturday, September 21st 2019

Good site to visit

race info

when?: Check in time will be on Saturday morning, September 21, 2018, from 5-6:30AM at the Horse Camp, which is located within the park.

You will be given a course map at the time of check in, which will include the course check points that will be required to ensure you complete each loop.

Race start time will be anywhere from 6:30AM - 7:30AM, be ready, it will be anybody's guess.

Come join the fun

What is a Barkley Race

Join the race of your choice
Fun Run (6.7 Mile),
the Double Run (13.4 Mile)
or the Full Glacier Run (20 Mile)
Or any of the above combinations
     
     

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Photos by Dave Jungst
Photos by Dave Jungst


Photos by Dave Jungst

Stargazing - 2019

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Glacial Lakes Astronomers and Stargazers Society (GLASS) will host a series of stargazing events at the park this summer.

Starting on April 22nd and running to October 7th (weather permitting). Beginning at dusk and ending a few hours later. All interested people are to meet in the horse camp area.

Please contact the park for any further questions regarding these programs at (320) 239-2860. Meet at the Horse Camp at dusk, weather permitting. If it is not raining, but cloudy, G.L.A.S.S. will still be there to do a program on our night sky. No equipment is necessary, but if you have binoculars or a telescope you are highly encouraged to bring them!

Guidelines for a safe and enjoyable star party

  • Dates of Programs:
  • 05/12/2019 - 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
  • 06/01/2019 - 9:00 pm to 10:30 pm
  • 07/13/2019 - 9:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
  • 08/03/2019 - 9:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
  • 09/07/2019 - 8:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
  • 10/05/2019 - 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Park permits are required to attend this event


Photos by Dave Jungst

Photos by Dave Jungst

 
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Photo By Corbin Corson
Beginning Canoeing

From 9:30 am to 11:30 am

DNR Program Discription
  • Scheduled Dates
  • 06/19/2019 - 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • 07/03/2019 - 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • 07/31/2019 - 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • 07/31/2019 - 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
  • 08/14/2019 - 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Meet at the boat access near the beach to learn canoeing basics from a Naturalist.
We will cover safety, parts of the canoe and paddles, and learn strokes before heading out on to the water to practice our skills.
Equipment will be provided, so come enjoy a paddle on a quite lake.
CALL OR STOP BY THE PARK OFFICE TO REGISTER AHEAD OF TIME AS SPACE IS LIMITED.

Park permits are required to attend this event


Photo By Corbin Corson

 
     
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Wild Wednesday: Junior Naturalist Programs

from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

  • Scheduled Dates
  • 06/18/2019 - 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • 07/03/2019 - 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • 07/17/2019 - 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • 07/31/2019 - 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • 08/14/2019 - 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Meet at the picnic tables by the beach area

DNR Program Discription



Meet at the picnic tables by the beach area for a different nature program every other Wednesday in June, July and August.
These programs are designed for children aged 5-15, but all are welcome.
We will be exploring topics like frogs and toads, insects, fish, and more. Call the park or check online for more specific information regarding a specific date.
Please call the park for more information and to register for this event. A MN state park vehicle permit is required to attend this event.
Permits can be purchased at the park office for $5/day or $25/annual.

Park permits are required to attend this event


Photo By WaskaWeb

Photo By WaskaWeb

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