Parks and Lakes

Dakota County Parks within (or connected to) the Vermillion River Watershed provide a range of recreational opportunities for all ages including classes, “how-to” demonstrations, events, equipment rentals, and naturalist led educational programs.

Each park has a master plan showing its unique resources and future vision, available at, search “park master plans.” The parks include:

In addition to these county parks, the watershed includes more than 75 city parks and several recreational lakes managed by cities that offer a variety of activities and amenities. Contact your city for more information.