Hours: Daily, 5 a.m.-10 p.m.
Address: 17100 Station Trail, Farmington, MN 55024 (Driving directions)
Maps: Summer Map Winter Map
Dakota County’s newest park, 456-acre Whitetail Woods Regional Park, is located in Empire Township in the center of Dakota County, one mile north of the Vermillion River.
The park is bordered by the Vermillion Highlands Modified Wildlife Management Area to the east and the Vermillion River Wildlife and Aquatic Management areas to the south. Privately owned property lies directly north of the park. The University of Minnesota’s UMORE Park is located to the northeast and east of the park.
Empire Lake Dam improvements start Sept. 10
Starting Sept. 10 through November, some trails will be closed around Empire Lake while an improvement project is underway. Find out more.
2018 Best Hike
City Pages named Whitetail Woods Regional Park the best hike in their 2018 Best of the Twin Cities. Go to the City Pages.