This small park on Mille Lacs Lake is a great summer destination, hosting a sandy beach and several boat launches. The park is an excellent weekend getaway from the Twin Cities, just far enough away that the landscape looks different. You can camp in two developed campgrounds or reserve one of the group sites.
The network of trails in this park is so small you can hike everything in the course of a couple hours. Pope Point takes you to a viewpoint on the lake where you can see the habitat of the common tern in the distance. The Hiking Club Loop circles the park and demonstrates the different landscapes present here.