Kensington Rune Stone Park

       
   

Area and County

    Douglas County
    Northwest Minnesota
     
 

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Size

304 acres

 
 
Maps
Kensington Rune Stone Park, Trollskogen Ski Area, map
 
Parking

8965 County Rd 103 SW
Kensington MN 56343

Visitor Center
N45 48.764, W95 40.220

 
Hiking Trails

Almost 8 miles of mulit-use trails

 
Hunting

No hunting

 
Ecological Classification Province  

Prairie Parkland Province

Ecological Classification
Section  

North Central Glaciated Plains

Subsection(s)  

Minnesota River Prairie

Land Type Association(s)

Gilchrist Moraine

 
Native Plant Communities1

Basswood - Bur Oak - (Green Ash) Forest

 
Ownership Douglas County        
 
Links

Douglas County

 
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Visits

4/18/2017

  6/25/2018        

 

 

 

 

       
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Park Entrance

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Visitor Center

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Overlook

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Memorial

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Trail

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About

Nov 21, 2013

KENSINGTON, MN The Kensington Runestone - was it really left here by Vikings? Whether or not, it was really found here in rural Minnesota over a hundred years ago. Lakes Country Living travels to the actual site of discovery, today the largest and most scenic county park in Douglas County. Hear the story as told by Park Superintendent Al Lieffort. Then plan to come and visit this beautiful location on Minnesota's Glacial Ridge Scenic Byway. Whether to tour the original farmstead that stood here in 1898, or to enjoy a beautiful park with many distinct geological features... we think you'll be glad you did.

   
       
  Kensington Runestone State Park
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May 23, 2012

Olafs neighborhood

   
       

 

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Birds

One bird species with conservation status in Minnesota has been seen here:

 

Special concern

Acadian Flycatcher (Empidonax virescens)

 
 

American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis)

American Robin (Turdus migratorius)

Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)

American Goldfinch

 
Mammals

eastern fox squirrel (Sciurus niger)

eastern fox squirrel

 
Plants

One plant species with conservation status in Minnesota is found here:

 

Special concern

slender waternymph (Najas gracillima)

 
 

Plants frequently found in:

Basswood - Bur Oak - (Green Ash) Forest MHs38b

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

     

 

 

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