Parks & Trails

Blue Earth County has three campgrounds, five day-use parks, and three major trails.  There are many trails that run through almost all the County Parks. 

Campgrounds: Bray Park, Daly Park, and Rapidan Dam Park

Day-Use Parks: Duck Lake Park, Lake George Park, Red Jacket Trail Park, Red Jacket Valley Park, Wildwood Park, and Williams Nature Center

Trails: Red Jacket Trail, Minneopa Trail, and South Route Trail

Parks Hours:

All parks are open year round to foot traffic during daylight hours.  Vehicle traffic is dependent on the gates being open/closed. Generally, the gates are open during daylight hours from May 1st through October 31st. 


  • The front DNR landing and small park at Daly Park are open year round. 
  • The landing is open year round at Duck Lake Park. 
  • Williams Nature Center is open year round.