Garvin County Park

 

 

     
 
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GARVIN PARK BROCHURE

 
         
 

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Size

 
 

748 acres

 
         
 

Parking

 
 

1440 US-59
Garvin, MN 56132

N44 15.648, W95 45.310

 
         
 

Hours

 
 

8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

 
         
 

Fees

 
 

No fee

 
         
 

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          Lyon County  
          Southwest Minnesota  
     
 
Activities
 
 

Hiking Trails

 
 

2½ miles

 
     
 

Hunting

 
 

Garvin Park allows hunting during the appropriate season for both wild turkey, and deer. Permits are required. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS

 
     
 
Ecology
 
 

Ecological Classification

  Ecological Classification  
  Ecological Province    

Prairie Parkland Province

   
  Ecological Section    

North Central Glaciated Plains

   
  Ecological Subsection    

Coteau Moraines

   
  Land Type Association    

Slayton Moraine

Tracey Till Plain

   
             
 

Native Plant Communities*

   
 

Basswood - Bur Oak - (Green Ash) Forest

Dry Hill Prairie (Southern)

Seepage Meadow/Carr: Impatiens Subtype

Southern Terrace Forest

Southern Wet-Mesic Hardwood Forest

   
  * Source: The Minnesota Biological Survey, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Division of Ecological Resources      
         
 

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River Park

The Cottonwood River flows through this park.

           
 
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Visits

4/9/2005                
 
 

Birds

 
 

eBird Field Checklist

 
         
 

Fishes

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Fishes List

 
         
 

Insects and Arachnids

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Insects List

 
         
 

Plants

 
 

Two plant species with conservation status in Minnesota are found here:

Special Concern

cutleaf waterparsnip (Berula erecta)

snow trillium (Trillium nivale)

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas and Minnesota Biological Survey Vegetation Releves Plant List

 
 

Plants frequently found in:

Basswood - Bur Oak - (Green Ash) Forest MHs38b

Dry Hill Prairie (Southern) UPs13d

Seepage Meadow/Carr: Impatiens Subtype WMs83a3

Southern Terrace Forest FFs59

Southern Wet-Mesic Hardwood Forest MHs49

     
    snow trillium  

 

 

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Snow Trillium

Snow trillium carpets some of the hillsides and can be found throughout much of the park in early to mid-April.


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