Further inland, or when they go to the lake to drink, look for whitetail deer, squirrels, beavers, coyotes, and other furry mammals.
Lake Shetek State Park includes five miles of groomed snowmobile trails.
For the most part, southern Minnesota looks nothing like the Land of 10,000 Lakes.
In fact, a three-state region south of the Des Moines River is almost entirely lake-less. It’s the largest lake in this part of the state, which means there are lots to see and do.
This observation point has a deck, spotting scope, and interpretive guide.
Vienna is particularly famous for its Baroque palaces and stylish coffee houses (the Sachertorte comes from here!Nevertheless, Lake Shetek is a good place to catch walleye, pike, catfish, bullhead, and more. Lake Shetek State Park has a very nice winter warming house for ice fishers.Motorboats and large fishing boats typically use the large boat launch, which is at the north end of the park across from Loon Island.Swimming, in both huge Lake Shetek and two smaller bodies of water, is very popular at the park.Boating and fishing are usually on the agenda as well.