Lake Shetek State Park
163 State Park Rd. Currie
Currie, MN 56123
State Park: Bike, Birding, Camp, Fish, Hike, Picnic, Walk, Water Sports
The word “Shetek” is Ojibwe for “pelican,” a bird which visits Lake Shetek during the summer and fall. The park contains the largest lake in southwestern Minnesota, which forms the headwaters of the Des Moines River. Expect great fishing for walleye, northern, crappie, and bullheads. Loon Island, a 45-acre bird sanctuary, is accessible on foot via a causeway and includes an interpretive trail. Visit the Koch Cabin and monument memorializing pioneer settlers. The park includes a swimming beach, boat launch, and campgrounds.