Sucker Creek Preserve is a 64 Acre parcel of NW Minnesota hardwood forest. Visitors of all ages are offered a self-guided environmental learning experience. Topography includes swamp, designated trout stream, woods and prairie. Handicapped accessible path leads 1/3 mile through woods and newly seeded prairie to 110-seat amphitheater. Designated trout stream, Sucker Creek, marks south preserve boundary. Outdoor activities include: Hiking Trails, Cross Country Ski Trails, Scenic Byways, Birding & Wildlife Viewing. Free and open to public as the City of Detroit Lakes’ newest park. Conserved for all persons: children, youth, students, adults, and groups of all ages, find a perfect learning lab for the natural world.
Sucker Creek Preserve was acquired by the City of Detroit Lakes in August 2001, conserves 64.24 acres of a remnant of Minnesota’s original post-glacial maple-basswood forest for future generations. Visitors of all ages are offered a self-guided environmental learning experience. Topography includes swamp, designated trout stream, woods and prairie.
A circular parking lot welcomes you. A small prairie cul-de-sac hosts a hillside amphitheater allowing visitors a meadow-like view while learning about the Preserve. Unimproved north and south perimeter paths add adventure for the trekker (Handicapped Accessible).
In addition to Sucker Creek Preserve, a 53-acre Upstream Sucker Creek has opened (the entrance is located 0.30 miles down the road on the opposite side of the street) to provide a total of 117 acres of native grasses, plants, trees and wildlife.
Location: Address: 2050 – 290th Ave, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501 | Tel: (218) 847-8032 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Sucker Creek Preserve Website | Distance from The Lodge on Lake Detroit • 8 miles
Detroit Lakes Parks & Trails
The Detroit Lakes area abounds with beautiful parks, lakes, rivers, hiking & biking trails and more. Detroit Lakes, Becker County, and the surrounding area offers so many recreational and outdoor activities that it is difficult to fit them into one visit. With over 400 lakes within a 25-mile radius, and with beautiful rivers and streams (not to mention the Mississippi Headwaters), many parks and trails have been created to provide public access.
Parks, such as the Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge, provide cross-country and snow mobiling trails in the winter– and even more trails for hiking and biking during the spring, summer and fall months. You can also enjoy the natural beauty from your car. The Lake Country Scenic Byway is an 88-mile corridor that follows Highways 34 and 71. Along its route, the Byway uniquely spans three different types of geographic terrain.
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