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Twin Lakes Park

Twin Lakes Park

From the City of Florence on MN Hwy 23, travel southwest less than a mile and turn South on Lyon County Road 51 for about three miles.The park is open for camping! It has 15 electric sites with 100' gravel camping pads, and one ADA compliant electrical site that is paved. There is a shower / bathroom building, and an excellent picnic shelter that easily hold 8 picnic tables. Though shade is currently at a premium, the site has been planted with shade trees that will leave a lasting legacy well into the future.

For more information about the park, call the Lyon County Environmental Department at (507) 532-8214.

Garvin County Park

Garvin Park

Located thirteen miles south of Marshall on Highway 59, Garvin Park provides 700 acres of outdoor recreation for residents of all ages. The Park features 4 campgrounds with 50 total campsites (most have electricity), and is open from mid-May through mid-October. Payment for camping is on the Honor System. Payment Boxes are located in the park, or you can leave your payment with the campground host when available. For more information, call 507-629-4081 or visit the Website.

  • Lower Campground: 15 sites with electricity
            Campground Host site is Site #11 (lower camp)
  • Upper Campground: 14 sites with electricity, and 1 non-electric site
  • Horse Camp: 17 sites with electricity. 
  • Primitive Campground: 8 non-electric tent sites.
 Camping Rates: 

    $15.00 with electricity

    $10.00 without electricity

Park Amenities and Facilities 

Garvin Park has Shower Facilities in the lower campground.  A Dump Station is also available in the lower campground. (Off Site Dumping for non-registered campers is $5.00). Garvin Park has plenty of recreation, and play space including a softball field, several sets of playground equipment, and disc golf (coming in 2013).

Picnicking: In addition to camping facilities, Garvin Park has five (5) large picnic shelters, and numerous picnic tables spread throughout the park. Four (4) shelters have electricity. 

Trails: Garvin Park has about 2.5 miles of hiking trails, and a lookout tower (Merton's Lookout Tower) that overlooks the beautiful park. Horse riding trails run throughout the south part of the park, covering 5.5 miles.

Warming House Rental:  The warming House can be rented throughout the year for $50.00 per day and a $75.00 damage deposit. Contact park staff to schedule rental of the building.

Shelter Rental: The Shelters can be rented throughout the year for $25.00 each per day and a $50.00 damage deposit. Contact park staff to schedule rental of the building. 

Disc Golf: This 9-hole course includes the unique characteristics of Garvin Park as it passes through a mix of oak woods, elevation changes, open spaces, and the ever-present SW MN winds.