Description

Naturalists enjoy the migrating birds and vast numbers of prairie grasses and wildflowers at Pelican Lake Recreation Area. Winter enthusiasts appreciate the park's cross-country ski trails, snowshoeing and ice fishing. Stay during the season in the campground or any time of year in a log-style cabin. Reserving your spot takes just a few minutes on the computer with the online system.

Regular sites in the park come with electricity and comfort stations with showers and flush toilets. Sites in the horse camp include electricity and special amenities like hitching posts and corrals. Cabins provide scenic views, along with accommodations for four people. Included are a set of bunk beds, double bed, table, benches, outdoor fire grate and picnic table, and heating/air conditioning. Guests at Pelican Lake Recreation Area can relax on the beach, fish for walleye, northern pike, perch and bullheads, and check out games for family fun.

Pelican Lake is a popular stopping point for migrating waterfowl. Each fall, geese and ducks use the lake's open waters as a resting area. A variety of shore birds spend their entire summer in or near the park. Most noticeable are the large white pelicans that frequent the lake. Pelicans were so numerous when the region was first settled that the lake was named in their honor. An observation tower on one of the hiking trails gives visitors a bird's-eye view of the area.

Amenities

Onsite

  • 50 Amp Available
  • Tent Sites Available
  • Lake
  • Dump Station
  • Picnic Area
  • Horse Facility
  • ADA Accessible
  • Pets Welcome
  • Rural Setting
  • Quiet Atmosphere
  • Family Park
  • Credit Crd Accepted

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Recreation

Onsite

  • Beach
  • Playground
  • Boat Ramp
  • Biking - Road
  • Boating
  • Boating - Watercraft
  • Fishing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Hunting
  • Outdoor Games
  • Sightseeing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing
  • Wildlife Viewing

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enjoy
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the campsites are large, people are friendly, keep you informed about the bad weather coming, restroom are clean
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camper 2
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Reviewed 06/24/2017
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Very spacious
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Spacious camping area. There is room for kids tents, a boat, or jet ski. The Terry Redlin Center is located on the east side of Watertown with all the shopping you ever need along the way on Highway 212.
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tm7serp
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Reviewed 06/20/2017
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Extremely Helpful Staff
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Upon arriving on a 90 degree day our electrical wouldn't work & my husband didn't have enough time to fully look into the problem before leaving for a gig in Watertown. While I drove him into town the staff checked things at the post and determined it was fine. When I returned the park manager was so gracious to make calls to local RV dealers but no one could come out so bless his heart he dug a little deeper and found we had some bad wires going to electrical panel... this was only the second time to use this camper and unfortunately hadn't had a need to check behind that panel to see the poor patch job someone had done. I can't thank him enough to go the extra mile to find our problem so when I got my husband back to camp at 11 PM he was able to repair the wiring and we had air conditioning by midnight!! The next day went much better and we were able to enjoy the beautiful camp ground and all the pelicans on the lake. I'd definitely recommend this campground! Thanks again to the helpful, friendly staff!!
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A&E
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Reviewed 06/17/2017
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horse camp area review
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We use it as a stopover when we're traveling west on 212. Unfortunately, both times we stayed there this year, it was rainy and windy and muddy. Horse camp is used very little so it's very clean. No where to put manure. Pens can get very muddy. Nice attempt at a nod to area horse campers though.
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Candy
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Reviewed 06/14/2017