Be sure to stop in the Agate and Geological Interpretive Center when you visit Moose Lake State Park. The 4,500 square foot building, located at the entrance to the park, opened in 2003 and includes a multi-purpose classroom, nature store gift shop, park offices, a resource workroom, restrooms, and an exhibition hall that showcases Minnesota’s gemstone, the Lake Superior Agate. Interpretive displays focus on rocks, minerals and geology of Minnesota.
Memorial Day through Labor Day: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday through Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Office closed Wednesday and Sundays Oct-April. If you call ahead to the park, special arrangements may be made to make sure the building is open for your visit.
Camping is available at this park year-round! Self-registration information for camping is located on the park bulletin board/kiosk just past the front doorway to the park office/visitor center.
Best time to contact the park: September-April Office hours will vary, Park office phone message answering system out of order, Please call to talk to park staff as available. September office hours variable 9a.m.-3p.m. Memorial Day through Labor Day: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., seven days a week and until 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Office closed Wednesday and Sundays Oct-April
4252 County Road 137
Moose Lake, MN 55767
Located 1/4 miles east of I-35 at the Moose Lake exit #214. The park entrance is off County Road 137. Take the Moose Lake exit off I-35. Then go east on County Road 137 until you see the park signs about 1/2 mile down the road.
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. 2010. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Web Site (online). Accessed 2010-9-26 at http://www.dnr.state.mn.us/sitetools/copyright.html
Moose Lake Agate Days Rock Dump
Carlton County Gem and Mineral Club
and the Moose Lake Chamber of Commerce present…
Moose Lake Agate Days
Minnesota’s Moose Lake High School Gymnasium and Parking Lot
Agate Stampede (Saturday only) (350 Pounds of Agates & $ 300.00 Dollars in quarters)
Sunday 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
And there you have it! A great days event! Moose Lake, Minnesota is the Agate capitol of the world. Stop by and check this one out! This event is usually held on the 3rd Saturday in July.
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