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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Love Fall Camping
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We camped at Pelican as we have done in the past and it is a fantastic park. The entire park and restrooms are always neat and clean. The walking trail by he boat landing has been nicely lined with gravel so even after the rain, you could enjoy a walk without being in the mud. We also had no issues with mosquitos.
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Lovin' Life Family
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Reviewed 09/25/2016
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Spacious campgrounds
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Liked that the sites were spaced out so had lots of room to play. Bathrooms seemed to be maintained regularly. Felt the staff could have been more personable and friendly but noticed they seemed to be more on alert like police patrol. Beings we've never been there it would also been nice to have had a map of grounds or someone tell us which way to our site. Otherwise it was a nice quiet stay.
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Camp family
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Reviewed 09/19/2016
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we come back every year
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We had a very enjoyable weekend. We camp at Pelican at least once a year because we have family close by.
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Fordman
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Reviewed 09/19/2016
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Love this place
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We really enjoyed our time at Pelican State Campground. It is very clean and nice.
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Awesome campground
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Reviewed 09/06/2016