Lake Rebecca Park Reserve
A gently rolling Big Woods landscape and numerous wetland areas make up the beautiful Lake Rebecca Park Reserve. In addition to the many opportunities for outdoor fun you'll find here, this park is also a haven for wildlife and is part of the Three Rivers Park District Trumpeter Swan restoration program.
things to do
254 acres of water
Set off upon the tranquil lake. Electric trolling motors are allowed, but no gas boat motors or wakes are allowed. Car trailer spaces are available on the northwest end of the lake. A daily or annual boat trailer pass is required. Canoes, rowboats and paddleboats may be rented.
There are two group campsite locations within the park reserve. Sarah Creek is in the northeast part of the park reserve. Located in close proximity to the bike/hike trail, campers can bike easily over to the recreation area and can often view the trumpeter swans on the way.
The other group campsite, South Group is in the south central part of the park reserve. This group campsite is in close proximity to the horse trail, mountain bike/hiking trail and bike/hike trail.
29.5 fenced acres
The fenced dog off-leash area is located in Lake Sarah Regional Park, east of Lake Rebecca Park Reserve. A daily pass or annual pass is required for the off-leash area. Owners must pick-up after their dog.
7.8 miles of trails
Miles of paved trails allow you and your pet to catch some fresh air. Dogs on a six-foot non-retractable leash are allowed on all paved trails except where posted otherwise. Owners must pick-up after their dog.
254 acres of water
Grab your rod and fishing license and try to catch tiger muskies, largemouth bass, walleyes and pan fish in Lake Rebecca. The lake has an access for non-motorized boats and is also popular for ice fishing. Two fishing piers are available - one located in the northwest bay of the lake and the other near the swimming beach.
Geocaching is a family-friendly, high-tech treasure hunt that combines respect for the environment with a sense of adventure. This activity involves placing or looking for a cache using global positioning system (GPS) equipment.
10.3 miles of trails, open
A horse trail loop surrounds the periphery of the park reserve. The horse trailer parking lot is located near County Road 50 on the north side of the park. Each rider 12 year or older needs a daily or annual pass. Three Rivers does not rent horses.
13.25 miles of trails
Ride your mountain bike through the Lake Rebecca Singletrack Trail with numerous opportunities to view the park’s wetlands and wildlife. The trailhead for this new 13.25-mile trail begins at the Hilltop Picnic Area. Click below to check trail conditions before you head out.
254 acres of water
Set off upon the tranquil lake. Car/trailer spaces are available on the northwest end of the lake. A daily or annual boat/trailer pass is required. Canoes, rowboats and paddleboats may be rented. The park also provides carry-in access to the Crow River for those looking to float paddle down the river.
Perfect for a scheduled event or a spontaneous meal outside. There are four reservation picnic areas that can accommodate large groups. Shelters are available at three reservation sites. The general picnic area contains tables and grills, and is available for use on a first-come, first-served basis.
Closed for the season
Lake Rebecca’s Big Woods play area features twists and turns to get the body moving. The hidden creatures are sure to delight the imagination and leaves the kids hunting for more.
Snowshoe through Lake Rebecca’s Big Woods landscape with numerous opportunities to view the park’s wetlands and wildlife. The trailhead for this new 13.25-mile trail begins at the Hilltop Picnic Area.
Dec. 30–March 2 | Various Locations
Try snowshoeing for the first time in a beginner lesson or head out on a guided trek to explore the winter wilderness. Find a program that interests you!
March 3–26 | Various Locations
Drop your little one at a syrup-themed preschool program, attend a maple syrup festival or take a class on making your own syrup! Browse all syruping programs.
Aerators To Be Installed In Lake Rebecca
Aerators will be installed in Lake Rebecca as soon after Dec. 1, 2017 as conditions allow. Anyone using the lake should be aware that aerators can lead to unsafe ice conditions, including thin ice or open water, on portions of the lake. Learn more.
Funding to purchase a portion of the land for this park was provided by the Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund.