Near Claremont in Steele County, Minnesota — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
Explore Minnesota's Hardwoods at Rice Lake State Park
Minnesota State Parks
Windows on Minnesota's Landscapes
The park protects a small remnant of the once vast oak savanna landscape. Prairie, shrubs and open stands of oak define this rare natural community. The glacially-formed lake and wetland complex attracts large numbers of migrating waterfowl. Seven species of woodpeckers and numerous water, woodland, and prairie birds are found here. The park is noted for its spectacular show of woodland wildflowers and excellent birding opportunities.
Erected by Minnesota State Parks, Interpretive Services Division.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Environment • Native AmericansParks & Recreational Areas • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1963.
Location. 44° 5.574′ N, 93° 3.839′ W. Marker is near Claremont, Minnesota, in Steele County. Marker is on County Highway 40, 0.2 miles south of Rose Street (County Highway 19), on the right when traveling south. Located at the park office at the Rice Lake State Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8485 Rose St, Claremont MN 55924, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rice Lake--Old Village and Church (approx. 1½ miles away); National Farmer's Bank of Owatonna (approx. 8.1 miles away); Rock Island Railway Station 1901 (approx. 8.3 miles away); History of State School Rock Garden (approx. 8.6 miles away); State Schoolers U.S. Military Memorial (approx. 8.6 miles away); Minnesota State Public School for Dependent and Neglected Children (approx. 8.6 miles away); Main Building (approx. 8.6 miles away); There Were Many...I Was But One (approx. 8.7 miles away).
Credits. This page was last revised on April 29, 2022. It was originally submitted on April 29, 2022. This page has been viewed 96 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 29, 2022.