Hours: 5 a.m.–10 p.m.
Address: 360 Butler Avenue East, West St. Paul, MN 55118 (Driving directions)
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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 Trail.
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 County Park entrance closed at Butler Avenue starting Dec. 7
The entrance to Thompson County Park (Stassen Lane) will be closed at Butler Avenue starting Friday, Dec. 7 at 7 a.m. and ending Friday, Dec. 21 at 5 p.m. to accommodate planned large-scale restoration project work. A temporary entrance road will open just 100 feet to the east. See detour map.
Trail closures starting October 2018
Trails around Thompson Lake will be closed during the restoration project starting October 2018 through May 2019. See a trail closure map.
Have a say in the future of Thompson County Park
Help ensure that future investment in the park reflects community needs. Learn more about updating the Thompson County Park Master Plan.