Fifty years of bringing people and nature together will be celebrated at the park’s environmental center on June 8, beginning at 10 a.m. with a presentation by the Zoomobile, featuring Minnesota wildlife. At 11 a.m., the University of Minnesota’s Raptor Center will present its program on Minnesota’s hawks and owls. Other highlights will include short presentations on park history, a display of wildlife artwork from local schools, ice cream and cake at noon, and plenty of chances to explore the park. Open House day is also National Get Outdoors Day, with free admission to all state parks.
Lake Maria State Park is located in Silver Creek Township on Co. Rd. 111, just north of Co. Rd. 39. For more information, call (763) 878-2325.