Hours: Daily, 5 a.m.–10 p.m.
Address: 360 Butler Avenue East, West St. Paul, MN 55118 (Driving directions)
Admission and parking: Free
This charming 57-acre park provides a quiet get-a-way in the midst of the West St. Paul. The park features a large picnic area that overlooks Thompson Lake and miles of wooded trails that connect to the River to River Greenway — a trail system that links Thompson County Park to Kaposia Park in South St. Paul and to the Mississippi River Greenway.
Thompson County Park is also the home of the Dakota Lodge — a four-season event center that is perfect for weddings, reunions, meetings, banquets, retreats, parties and much more.
Thompson Lake closed until further notice
Dakota County has temporarily closed lake access at Thompson County Park and is recommending the public have no direct contact with Thompson Lake water following a West St. Paul wastewater sewage discharge.
The public should not have direct contact — including no fishing — with Thompson Lake water until further notice.
Cleanup efforts are underway. The Minnesota Department of Health and the Minnesota Department of the Pollution Control are assisting West St. Paul with the incident.
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