Le Sueur County Parks properties are open to the public. We would like to encourage families to continue to practice social distancing themselves, but it is also very important to get out of the house, go for walks, hikes, and take in the great outdoors or create new family memories. All of which can still be done within our Parks while practicing proper social distancing.
Lake Washington Regional Park & Campground is currently taking reservations by calling 507-995-1161 and will open for camping to "self-contained units" on June 1, and all others once the shower house facility opens. The shower house facility will open beginning July 2, and weekends thereafter.
Facility rentals will begin on July 6 at Lake Washington Regional Park & Campground Community Building and Picnic Shelter, and Richter Woods Barn. Renters will need to adhere to social gathering and distancing guidelines, and work with Le Sueur County Parks on implementing a COVID Preparedness Plan on how their event can operate under the current allowable guidelines.
Porta Potties are available at Lake Washington Regional Park & Campground and Richter Woods Park. They are also available at Minnesota DNR Boat Accesses within close proximity to Clear Lake Park and Lake Volney Park.
To improve the quality of life by providing public access to natural resources and outdoor recreation in a safe and welcoming environment for all to enjoy.
Le Sueur County has 12 parks along with a number of Public Water Accesses to our lakes within the county and the Minnesota River. Le Sueur County owns and maintains 11 accesses within the county and the Minnesota DNR owns and maintains 24 accesses. There are 2 public campgrounds run by the county, Lake Washington Regional Park and Campground and Clear Lake Park.
Richter Woods, Ney Nature Center, and Lake Washington Regional Park also have facilities available to rent for small gatherings. Self guided hiking trails can be found in Bradshaw Woods, Lake Washington Regional Park, Ney Nature Center, and Richter Woods.