Historical and natural resources including the Forestville village site, trout streams, wooded bluffs and Mystery Cave. Hiking, camping, trout fishing, horse trails, tours, cross-country skiing and snowmobiling.
Secluded stream valley nestled between steep wooded bluffs. Trout fishing, hiking, birding and camping.
Directions: From Houston take County. Rd. 13 (W) 5 mi.
Contact Phone: 507-724-2107
Managed by Beaver Creek Valley State Park
Wet Bark Recreation Area near Houston, MN offers 11 miles of horseback riding trails, hiking trails, six miles of designated mountain biking trails in the summer and 11 miles of ski touring and six miles of snowmobile trails in the winter.
Wet Bark trails are rolling to steep, ranging from grassy to very rocky and most are two horse wide. Most trails are located in the woods, and this area tends to be somewhat bug free. Horses should be in good condition! There are NO water crossings, therefore no place to water your horses while on the trail. Communication is limited and multi-use trail system in areas.
Hardwood forest and prairie surround a serene and historic mill pond on the Upper Iowa River. Hiking, camping, bike trail, horse trails, fishing, cross country skiing.
Brightsdale, Isinours, Reno, Oak Ridge and Vinegar Ridge management Units. Hiking, ski touring, horseback trails, snowmobiling.
Located on Apple Blossom Scenic Drive, classified as a "Natural State Park". The park features Mississippi river overlooks, fall colors, cross-country skiing and picking blackberries.