A natural area, you will find grasses and nature trails to stroll and explore. This is a lovely place to partake in birdwatching, beachcombing, and wandering through the ruins of the old Minnesota Point lighthouse.
During your visit, you may decide to walk the Park Point Trail. It is known for remnants of old growth forests and settler cabins. Watch out for poison ivy, a natural hazard in the forest. There is also the Park Point Beach House that has amenities. There you will find a softball field, soccer field, and open areas for romping about with frisbees. There are concessions, restrooms, and showers at the Beach House.
When you are going to the beach, watch for signs posting the water conditions. A green flag indicates the water is safe for swimming. A yellow flag warns of conditions that can be hazardous and one must be careful when entering the water. Do not go into the water if you see a red flag. The lakes can have very strong rip currents. Take caution to swim parallel to the shore if you find you are being caught in the currents.
Be a good pet owner during your visit. Keep your dog on a leash, and do not bring your dog to the park until they are fully vaccinated. Always clean up after your pet and dispose of the doggie bag properly. The recreation area is open June 1 to October 1.