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, including trumpeter swans.
Plan Your Visit
Hike the Deerwood Trail at the southwest end of the park. This grassy trail is a 1.5-mile loop that winds over gently rolling hills through a variety of habitats – beneath giant oaks, tall quaking aspens and along ponds and wetlands where you might find majestic trumpeter swans swimming. Bring your camera and capture the vibrant yellows of the aspens this fall!
Bring your bike and pack some snacks for a tour of the park! Ride the 10-mile paved loop through prairies, wetlands and big woods. Park your bike at the viewing spot on the east side of the lake and enjoy the views of ducks and swans swimming along the shore and through the cattails.
Looking for more adventure? Try your mountain biking skills on the 13.5-mile singletrack trail.
Pack a picnic, your bike, and spend a full day in the park! Work up a sweat goofing around at the play area near the beach or biking the paved loop through the park. Enjoy a picnic lunch after and bask in the scenery of the great outdoors. Tip: Bring your favorite book or journal and read or write in the serenity of nature under a tall oak tree.
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. Call for boat rental hours.
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.
8.1 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
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 years or older needs a daily or annual pass. Three Rivers does not rent horses. Check the Horseback Riding page for trail status updates.
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 Rebecca. No boat? Rent canoes, kayaks, rowboats and paddleboats. Car/trailer spaces are available on the northwest end of the lake. A daily or annual boat/trailer pass is required. For a different adventure, the park offers carry-in access to the Crow River.
10 AM-8 PM Saturday, Sunday and holidays, Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day
See rental prices.
Perfect for a scheduled event or a spontaneous meal outside. There are two reservation picnic areas that can accommodate large groups. Shelters are available at two reservation sites. The general picnic area contains tables and grills, and is available for use on a first-come, first-served basis.
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.
Sept. 21 | Crow-Hassan
Celebrate the oldest and largest restored prairie in the Twin Cities! Meet at the Riverbend Group Camp to learn about prairie plants and insects, enjoy a wagon ride, and take a tour of the prairie with the hosts of The Wandering Naturalist podcast.
Monday, Sept. 23
Celebrate the beginning of the best campfire season with 10% off when you register on September 23!
Funding to purchase a portion of the land for this park was provided by the Minnesota Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund.
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