Glendalough State Park RV & Campground Guide

Minnesota

The Glendalough State Park is located near Battle Lake, Minnesota, on the shores of Annie Battle Lake. Anglers love to come to this 354-acre lake to go fishing for bullhead, bluegill, sunfish, and many other species. Stretch your legs on the Beaver Pond Interpretive Trail or bike along the Glendalough Trail. The historic lodge here is a great place to see photos taken throughout this park’s history, and it is a great place to hold meetings and family reunions. This park is located 179 miles northwest of St. Cloud, 41 miles north of Alexandria, and 19 miles east of Fergie Falls, Minnesota.

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Weather
Spring 31-54 F
Summer 57-79 F
Fall 42-54 F
Winter 12-27 F
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Nearby Cities
Battle Lake, MN
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RV Resorts & Campsites in Glendalough State Park

With so many great things to do in this park and the surrounding area, you will not want to miss a moment of fun. Therefore, you should bring your RV or rent one on RVshare.com.

The Homestead at Ottertail RV Park & Resort

A basketball court, volleyball area, and seasonal pool are available for use when you choose to camp at the Homestead at Ottertail RV Park and Resort. This property has been in the same family for 85 years, and the owners are anxious to share its tranquil environment with you. Rates start at about $45 per night.

• Water hookup: No
• Electrical hookup: Yes
• Sewer hookup: Yes
• Wi-Fi: No
• Pet-friendly: Yes
• Other amenities: Basketball court, volleyball, pool, playground

Scenic Point Resort

Scenic Point Resort is located on the shores of Clitherall Lake, which is near Clitherall, Minnesota. This lake is a great place to fish for northern pike and walleye. Get easy access to fish from shore or a boat by camping at this campground. Rates start at about $60 per night.

• Water hookup: Yes
• Electrical hookup: Yes
• Sewer hookup: Yes
• Wi-Fi: No
• Pet-friendly: Yes
• Other amenities: Lake

Bladow Beach Resort & Campground

Bladow Beach Resort & Campground is located on Rush Lake’s shores near Perham, Minnesota. Jet-skiing, paddle boating, kayaking, swimming, and fishing are a few of the lake activities enjoyed by campers. If you are looking for a seasonal spot, this may be the place for you as most sites are rented for the entire season.

• Water hookup: Yes
• Electrical hookup: Yes
• Sewer hookup: Yes
• Wi-Fi: Yes
• Pet-friendly: Yes
• Other amenities: Lake access, fishing, swimming

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What to Do at
Glendalough State Park

Inside Glendalough State Park

The Heritage Fishery at Glendalough State Park helps ensure that there are outstanding fish to catch. You can also go kayaking and canoeing to see this lake’s immense beauty. During a visit to the lodge, learn about the park's history as a private game resort owned by the Minneapolis Tribune. Learn more about the plants and animals here by reading the interpretative signage as you wander around the hiking trails that run by this park’s five smaller lakes. A paved biking trail is also available.

Outside Glendalough State Park

There are many things to do just in the area surrounding Glendalough State Park. You can find many nearby places to dine and shop. There are also other attractions that you will not want to miss.

Restaurants

Stella's Restaurant

Enjoy fresh pasta, appetizers, flatbreads, sandwiches, and salads as you sip on a glass of wine at Stella’s Restaurant.

Type: Italian

Location: 114 S Lake Ave, Battle Lake, MN 56515

Zorbaz

Zorbaz is named after the movie "Zorba the Greek." The owners strive to present the same carefree, fun-loving atmosphere at their restaurant, which serves pizza and Mexican food.

Type: Italian, Mexican

Location: 36108 County Highway 72, Battle Lake, MN 56515

Battle Lake Boathouse

It can be hard to select your lunch or dinner option from the many different things on the menu at Battle Lake Boathouse. You can enjoy wings, pizza, hamburgers, pasta, and pecan-smoked ribs. Don't forget to leave room for their chocolate cake.

Type: American

Location: 112 S Lake Ave, Battle Lake, MN 56515

Stub's Dining & Saloon

Before dining on steak, seafood, or chicken, listen to live music in the lounge at Stub’s Dining & Saloon. It first opened in 1968.

Type: American

Location: 211 S Lake Ave, Battle Lake, MN 56515

Rusty Nail

Find hot sandwiches, including grilled cheese and Ruebens, at Rusty Nail. This restaurant also has an extensive beer and craft-cocktail menu. You will love the laid-back atmosphere.

Type: American

Location: 123 East Avenue South, Battle Lake, MN 56515

Shopping

Ben's Bait Shop

For more than 40 years, customers have stopped at Ben’s Bait Shop to get minnows before going fishing. The business, which was originally the size of a two-car garage, has expanded to more than 2,500 square feet. Customers can find many types of fishing gear and bait, including minnows raised on-site.

Location: 21600 MN-78, Battle Lake, MN 56515

Lakes Vintage & The Warehouse

You are never sure what you will find at Lakes Vintage & The Warehouse as they are always scouring for vintage or quirky items to offer for sale.

Location: 37480 374th Ave, Battle Lake, MN 56515

Lake Affects

Lake Affects strives to help you preserve the feeling of being at the lake when you must go home. To do that, they offer a variety of home décor, apparel, and gifts.

Location: 102 W Summit St W, Battle Lake, MN 56515

Chase Crew

If it is time for a new water toy, check out the wide selection from Chase Crew. Kayaks, SUPs, water skis, tubes, and more are available for purchase.

Location: 305 Lake Ave S, Battle Lake, MN 56515

Paul's Metal Pedals

Since being inspired to make a metal quilting cone thread holder that would not easily tip over, artist Paul Boyum has created many other decorative and utilitarian items. Stop in and see what you can find at Paul's Metal Pedals.

Location: 122 Memory Ln, Battle Lake, MN 56515

Sightseeing

Prospect House and Civil War Museum

Tour this Georgian-style mansion, which was the location of one of the first resorts in this area. The property surrounding the Prospect House and Civil War Museum has been inhabited since 1882, and you can still see trees that were planted in the late 19th century. The basement contains many Civil War exhibits.

Location: 403 Lake Ave N, Battle Lake, MN 56515

Phelps Mill Park

See the 1890s flour mill at Phelps Mill Park. This park is home to one of the area’s largest arts and crafts festivals, which takes place every summer.

Location: 29035 Co Hwy 45, Underwood, MN 56586

Lake Carlos State Park

Go fishing, bird-watching, or hiking at Lake Carlos State Park. You can also swim and boat on this lake.

Location: 2601 County Road 38 NE, Carlos, MN 56319

Glendalough Trail

The Glendalough Trail is a hiking trail running from Battle Lake to Glendalough State Park. Its gently sloping surface is designed to make hiking easily accessible to most people.

Location: Battle Lake, Minnesota

Big Splash Minnesota Indoor Waterpark

The Big Splash Minnesota Indoor Waterpark, located at the Arrowhead Resort and Conference Center, offers 38,000 square feet of water fun, including four waterslides that are over three stories high. There is also a large water bucket that dumps more than 500 gallons of water.

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How to Get to
Glendalough State Park

It is easy to get to Glendalough State Park from Battle Lake, Minnesota. Leave this city on South Lake Avenue, which becomes Minnesota 78 North. In about 1 mile, turn right on County Road 16, and continue until you reach the park.

Entering Glendalough State Park

Glendalough State Park is open for day use from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Per person : $5

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