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A beautiful, multi-use park

This 628 acres of park managed by Nicollet County transitions from the Minnesota River to grasslands in the valley, to deciduous forests on either side and up the bluffs of Seven Mile Creek; contains 10 miles of multi-use trails. The forests are home to white-tail deer, wild turkeys, and nesting and migratory bird species. Seven Mile Creek is also a designated trout stream, stocked each year. There are three shelters, numerous picnic areas, playground equipment, volleyball courts, a ball diamond, and a boat landing on the Minnesota River.

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Trout in Seven Mile Creek

Seven Mile Creek is one of the few designated trout streams in south-central Minnesota. Sufficient groundwater discharges from springs located upstream of the upper parking area within the park provide the conditions necessary for trout survival. The groundwater flows maintain temperatures cool enough (below about 75 degrees F) during the summer and provide ice free conditions in the winter. Seven Mile Creek is annually stocked with fingerling brown trout (less than a year old, about 4 inches long) in the spring. The stocked trout have grown up to 18 inches long, although most are around 6 to 12 inches. The trout can usually be seen in the deep pools when the water is clear. Quietly approach the stream and hide behind vegetation to observe and maybe catch these wary fish.

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Map of the park

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