Father Hennepin State Park

       
   

Area and County

    Mille Lacs County
    Central Minnesota
     
 

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Size

325 acres statutory, 275 owned

 
 
Maps

All Season Map

   
 
Park Office

N46 8.621, W93 28.970

 
Hiking Trails

4 miles
¾ mile interpretive
½ mile handicapped accessible

 
Hunting

No hunting

 
Ecological Classification Province  

Laurentian Mixed Forest Province

Ecological Classification
Section  

Western Superior Uplands

Subsection(s)  

Mille Lacs Uplands

Land Type Association(s)

Eastside Till Plain

Mille Lacs Lake

 
Native Plant Communities1

Low Shrub Poor Fen

Northern Mixed Cattail Marsh

Northern Poor Conifer Swamp

Poor Tamarack - Black Spruce Swamp

Red Oak - Basswood Forest (Noncalcareous Till)

 
Ownership Minnesota DNR logo        
 
Links

Minnesota DNR

 
Comments

This park is located on the southeast shore of Mille Lacs Lake.

 
Visits

5/27/2001

           

 

 

 

 

       
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Park Entrance

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Trail

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Red Oak - Basswood Forest (Noncalcareous Till)

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Mille Lacs Lake

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  Hiking Club: Father Hennepin State Park, October 2015
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  Hiking Club: Father Hennepin State Park, October 2015  
 
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10 OCT 2015; Park #28, 2.0 miles

 
     
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Richard Sanders
 
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Father Hennepin State Park, MN

 
     
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Published on Oct 28, 2013

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  Go Camping
Andres Almarza
 
   
 
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Published on Jul 24, 2012

***** I DO NOT OWN ANY MATERIAL IN THIS VIDEO *****

We go to Father Hennepin State Park on a camping trip with our church. We decided to make an epic nature video from what was surrounding us for the weekend! Hope you enjoy it!

   
       
  Father Henneipen State Park Tour
Ryan Cunningham
 
   
 
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Published on Jul 31, 2013

Beyond The Tent recently visited Father Hennepin State Park on Mille Lacs Lake. We had a great time and absolutely loved the campground. There are multiple play grounds, natural wooded campsites, wooded campsites with mowed grass, fishing, beaches and fantastic hiking trails.

   
       

 

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Birds

Twelve bird species with conservation status in Minnesota and one tracked species have been seen here:

 

Endangered

Horned Grebe (Podiceps auritus)

Loggerhead Shrike (Lanius ludovicianus)

 

Threatened

Common Tern (Sterna hirundo)

Wilson’s Phalarope (Phalaropus tricolor)

 

Special concern

American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos)

Cerulean Warbler (Setophaga cerulea)

Forster’s Tern (Sterna forsteri)

Purple Martin (Progne subis)

Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)

Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus)

Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator)

Yellow Rail (Coturnicops noveboracensis)

 

Tracked

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

 
 

Minnesota DNR Bird Checklist

eBird Field Checklist (Complete)

eBird Field Checklist (Boat Ramp)

 
  Double-crested Cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) Dougle-crested Cormorant
 
Insects and Arachnids

forest tent caterpillar moth (Malacosoma disstria)

friendly fly (Sarcophaga aldrichi)

forest tent caterpillar moth
 
Plants

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Plant List

 
 

Plants frequently found in:

Low Shrub Poor Fen APn91a

Northern Mixed Cattail Marsh MRn83

Northern Poor Conifer Swamp APn81

Poor Tamarack - Black Spruce Swamp APn81b

Red Oak - Basswood Forest (Noncalcareous Till) MHc36a

 
 

large-flowered trillium

wild columbine

 

 

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