Hours: Daily, 5 a.m.–10 p.m. (Schaar's Bluff Gathering Center open daily, April 1–Oct. 31, 8 a.m.–7 p.m.; Nov. 1–March 31, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.)
Address: 8395 127th Street East, Hastings, MN 55033 (Driving directions)
Enjoy the feel of northern Minnesota from this scenic park that overlooks the Mississippi River.
A rest stop along the Great River Road, Spring Lake Park Reserve is the "hidden jewel" of the Upper Mississippi River Valley.
Park closures for November deer hunt
Lower Spring Lake Park Reserve, also called the West Trailhead of the Mississippi River Trail, including all trails, entrance road and facilities, will be closed for an annual archery deer hunt Nov. 8–11, Nov. 15–18; all day. The Schaar's Bluff Trailhead area is not included in the hunt area and will remain open as usual.