Hyland Visitor Center

The Hyland Visitor Center is located within Hyland's Recreation Area, which includes an award-winning play area. The visitor center features limited concessions, restrooms, a fire place, and cross-country ski rental in winter.

Hyland PDF Maps

Find printable maps of the park on the Hyland Lake Park Reserve page.


Daily parking fees apply to commercial vehicles, buses, or vans. Reservations for commercial vehicles must be made at least two weeks in advance by calling 763.559.6700.

Boat Rentals

Canoe, kayak, rowboat, paddleboat and stand-up paddleboard rentals are available.

Rental Hours & Process


  • Through Labor Day: Noon-7 PM, daily
  • Sept. 8-27: Noon-6 PM, Saturday & Sunday

New in 2020: Boat rentals can be reserved online or in person at the visitor center. Boats can be reserved in two-hour time blocks up to seven days in advance. Same-day reservations are available. 

Richardson Nature Center

Richardson Nature Center provides a place for people to explore nature and engage with their environment. Education programs are available for groups and individuals.

Rental Spaces

Hyland Visitor Center can be reserved for groups and offers scenic views of Hyland Lake and the renowned creative play area just outside.


Cross-Country Skiing

Hyland offers 9.5 miles of groomed ski trails, with 5 miles of lit trails and three miles that have snowmaking, allowing for an extended season. Check trail conditions before you head out.

Rentals and Passes

Skate skis and classic skis are available to rent. A daily or annual Three Rivers cross-country ski pass is required.