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Swan Lake State Park



West Gate Entrance
Back of the Education Center
Fish House
Kids Fishing Day at Swan Lake

Swan Lake Picnic Area
Paddleboats by the Lake
Trumpeter Swans
Bison near the Conservation Education Center

Swan Lake Camping Area
Trumpeter Swans Restoration
Bison at Swan Lake
Farmstead Museum

Canadian Geese at Swan Lake
Petting Zoo
Swan Lake Cabin
Concession & Gift Shop (Memorial Day thru Labor Day)


Swan Lake State Park is managed by the Carroll County Conservation Board. It is a 510 acre multi-use area, including a 110 acre lake. The land was acquired by the Department of Natural Resources in 1933. In 1959, the Carroll County Conservation Board signed a management agreement with the Department of Natural Resources receiving authority to maintain and develop the park.

It has the largest and most diverse campground in Carroll County. Water, electric, and full-hookup campsites are available for RV's with over 100 total campsites. Tent camping is also available. Other amenities include shower houses, a concession stand/gift shop, campground shelter house, a new dump station, paddleboat & canoe rentals, and firewood/ice sales.

We do not take reservations for camping, camping is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Please refer to the Swan Lake Brochure for information.

Campground hosts are stationed in the campground from Memorial Day through Labor Day to answer any questions you might have. In addition, two park rangers live nearby, providing security to park visitors and campers. We now have free wireless internet available throughout the upper campground!

Location

Swan Lake is located two miles south and 1/2 mile east of Carroll on 220th St.

Features

Swan Lake Offers:

  • Self-registration camping that includes 120 campsites
  • Many beautiful picnic sites
  • Fishing
  • An enclosed fish house
  • Farmstead museum
  • Animal exhibits
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Sledding
  • Ice-fishing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Home to the Conservation Education Center where a naturalist is available yer round for environmental education to various groups
  • The Sauk Rail Trail connects Swan Lake State Park with Black Hawk State Park to the north.


Operating Hours & Seasons

Camping is seasonal from mid April through the end of October.

2014 Camping Fees:
Full Hook up    $19
Electric              $16
Tent                   $10

Weekly Rate      $15 per 7 night consecutive stay (provided payment is made for at least 7 nights at a time)
Coupon Rate    $105 for 7 coupons

Closures

Camping season runs from mid-April to the end of October, weather permitting.



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