This state-of-the-art archery trail provides unique opportunities for archers to test their skills in a real environment. The Archery Trail is located at the Lower Spring Lake Park Reserve Trailhead in Spring Lake Park Reserve. (Map and driving directions)
Hours: Daily, 5 a.m. to sunset. Parking lot hours: 5 a.m.–10 p.m.
Archery Trail open for the 2018 season
The Archery Trail is now open. It will remain open until Nov. 30, 2018 or the first significant snowfall in the late fall.
See the Interactive Archery Trail Map.
Road construction to cause detour to Archery Trailhead
Construction on County Road 42 at Highway 55 will cause detours to the Archery Trailhead starting in mid-September. Find out more.
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.
Purchasing a pass
A pass is required to use the archery trail.
Find out about archery trail fees.
- Access to Archery Trail
- Six practice targets
- Two 14-station trail loops
- Handicap accessible targets
- Varied stations: 4–80 yards with wooded, fan and elevated shot opportunities
- Bonfire ring (Firewood restrictions)
- Horseshoe pits
- Picnic shelter
- Portable toilets (winter only)
- Restrooms (summer only)
- Free parking