Lake Benton Minnesota
Capital Cove Cabin | Lake Benton, MN

Parks Around Lake Benton, Minnesota

Capital Cove Cabin is near several incredible parks, including Hole in the Mountains park and prairie with several hiking trails.

Lake Benton Minnesota Parks

Lakeside Park & West Side Field

There are two convenient parks within the city limits of Lake Benton. Lakeside Park is located at the intersection of highways 75 and 14 on the west shore of Lake Benton lake. The park area has a shelter house with electricity, outdoor grills, restrooms, a boat ramp, fishing pier, and a handicap accessible dock. 

West Side Field offers a shelter, grills and water, ball diamonds, playground equipment, and restrooms. Perfect location for a family vacation!  

Parks in Lake Benton Minnesota

Hole in the Mountain Park

Hole in the Mountain Park is located within the western city limits of Lake Benton just off Highway 14. The park has 21 campsites with electricity and water and 30 electrical sites located in a separate area, which is reserved for those campers who bring their horses.

The park is approximately 800 acres of woodland and prairie land, and throughout the park, you will find historical sites along five miles of hiking/horse trails. Two picnic areas are included in the park along with a Chalet which includes shower facilities. The Chalet can be rented for family reunions, graduation parties, and other functions. The cost is $75.00 per day.

Lake Benton MN Parks

Hole in the Mountain Prairie

Hole in the Mountain is a large 1300+  prairie remnant situated on a steep valley along the outer edge of the glacial escarpment known as the Prairie Coteau. The preserve provides excellent habitat for rare prairie-dependent insects, including 25 species of butterflies, and nesting waterfowl, passerines, and other grassland birds.

From the City of Lake Benton, go south on U.S.  75 for 1.5 miles and park at the turn-out along the west side of the highway. The best time of year to visit is spring through fall, during the wildflower blooming season. 

Parks Lake Benton MN

Norwegian Creek Park

Norwegian Creek park is located one mile north and one mile east of the City of Lake Benton. The park consumes 128 acres and is located on the western shores of Lake Benton lake. There are 91 campsites with electricity and water. Facilities include two picnic shelters, a bathhouse with showers, a fish-cleaning shed, RV dump station, a swimming beach, and two boat launches.