Dramatic sunset over a marsh at Lake Maria State Park

Meet a Friends Group

Friends of Lake Maria State Park

pinpoint of Lake Maria State Park on Minnesota

Mission

The Friends of Lake Maria State Park work together to preserve the park’s environment and support park activities

Friends Since

1996

Friends on field trip at Lake Maria with Master Naturalist program
Dramatic sunset over a marsh at Lake Maria State Park
Sunset over ponds at Lake Maria by John Dykstra

More about these Friends

April 20, 2018

Cleanup the Park at Lake Maria State Park

By Friends of Lake Maria State Park — Volunteer Park Cleanup Day Saturday, April 28 from 10am to 2pm Please join other ...
April 20, 2018

Totally turtles program at Lake Maria State Park

By Friends of Lake Maria — Totally Turtles! On Saturday, April 14, naturalist Emily Roberts’s program covered all ...
March 15, 2018

Loon Program at Lake Maria State Park

By Friends of Lake Maria MONTICELLO – Lake Maria State Park will host an outdoor photography program at the park’s ...
January 29, 2018

Candlelight Hike at Lake Maria State Park

Lake Maria State Park’s annual Candlelight Hike will be held on Saturday, February 3,2018 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. An ...
January 5, 2018

Winter Fun Day at Lake Maria State Park

By Friends of Lake Maria MONTICELLO — Please join the Friends of Lake Maria for our annual Winter Fun Day at Lake Maria ...
October 29, 2017

Clean up the Park Day

Help prepare trails and park facilities for the winter season. Tools will be provided. Register by calling the park so we can ...
October 26, 2017

Halloween Howl at Lake Maria

family friendly spooky tales perfect for a chilly fall evening
Jack O'Lantern
May 24, 2015

Friends bring programs to this wooded wonder

The Friends of Lake Maria was officially organized in 1996, but their actual work began in 1992. That’s when the inaugural ...
Dramatic sunset over a marsh at Lake Maria State Park