The Hayes Lake State Park occupies approximately 3,000 acres of land located in Roseau County, close to the town of Roseau. This Minnesota state park was established in 1971 and offers tons of fun for your and your pup!
This lovely park features lots of attractions, including lush vegetation and several animal species. Some of the animal species that can be spotted in the park include moose, porcupine, river otter, raccoon, bobcat, red fox, marten, mink, deer, beaver, and the Canadian lynx. There are also several bird species in the park, such as grebes, loons, herons, and other water birds.
The park also offers visitors several recreational activities on the lake that include boating (electric motors only) off the boat launch, lake and river fishing off the shoreline and fishing pier, and swimming. The park does offer canoe and kayak rentals if the mood strikes you. Although dogs are not allowed on beach areas anyway, do be careful around the shoreline as there are times when teal-colored algae can be seen in the water and on the shore that can be toxic to pups. Keep an eye on the water, and the website for updates.
For those who prefer to stay on land, you can enjoy camping, hiking the several trails, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and wildlife viewing, most with your pup in tow! The amenities in the park to facilitate the above recreational activities include a historic site, 35 drive-in campsites and a group camp, two seasonal camper cabins, a picnic area, a playground, and an enclosed picnic shelter.
Dogs are allowed into the Hayes Lake State Park, but some areas of the park are out-of-bounds to dogs and other pets. Some of the restricted areas include most park buildings, camper cabins, yurts, lodging, and beach areas. In areas of the park that dogs are allowed to venture into, the dog owner must ensure that their pooch is on a leash that is not longer than six feet long.
Find your adventure at the Hayes Lake State Park with your pup!