Park Rules


The following park rules are designed to provide a safe and enjoyable environment for all users.  They are taken from the park ordinance passed by the Martin County Board in May 1996.  This ordinance is enforceable by all law enforcement personnel and violations are considered misdemeanors. The full ordinance is available in the Shelter Houses or at the Martin County Auditor’s Office.


Dial 911.  Identify your location and the nature of the emergency so that appropriate personnel can be dispatched.

               Cedar-Hanson Park:  691 215th St., Trimont, MN.
               Perch Lake Park:  2163 200th Av., Truman, MN.
               Bright Lake Park:  1444 Bright Lake Rd., Ceylon, MN.


Law enforcement concerns should go to the Law Enforcement Center at 507-238-4481.  Concerns about matters such as park maintenance or general information questions can be directed to the Park caretaker at 507-236-4693 or the Martin County Highway Department at 507-235-3347.

CAMPING FEES  (must be paid within 1 hour of arrival)

The nightly fee for an Electrical Camping site is $22 per night per unit.
The nightly fee for a Primitive Camping site is $12 per night per unit.
Seasonal camping sites are available for $450/month. See greeter for details.

* Camp site reservations are not accepted.  All sites are on a first come first serve basis. *

The camping fees should be placed in the envelopes provided at the park and deposited in the collection box AT THE TIME OF ARRIVAL – NO EXCEPTIONS.

Users must display the receipt for the duration of their stay at the park.

All camping units need to be out of their designated site by 3:00 p.m. on the last day that they are registered for.

Contact the Martin County Auditor’s Office at (507) 238-3211 to reserve and check availability of the shelter houses for special occasions.


  • A campsite cannot be occupied for longer than 7 consecutive days by the same party.
  • Vehicles or camping units left unattended for more than 48 hours will be ticketed and towed.
  • Persons under the age of 18 are not allowed in the park between 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • Quiet hours in the park are 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.  Park visitors should not disturb, harass or interfere with other visitors or with park property.
  • NO glass beverage containers are allowed in the park.
  • Beverages, both intoxicating and non-intoxicating, cannot be in containers larger than one quart. Although drinking of intoxicating liquor is allowed, it is unlawful to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs or to be in possession of drugs.  Minors cannot drink alcoholic beverages here.
  • Small campfires are allowed but visitors must attend carefully to their fires and fully extinguish them before leaving.  Fire rings should not be moved.  Fire wood may be purchased at the park from the Park Caretaker or Campground Host.  You may bring fire wood into the park for your own use as long as it originated in Martin County.  FIRE WOOD FROM OUTSIDE MARTIN COUNTY IS PROHIBITED FROM BEING BROUGHT INTO THE PARK.
  • Park buildings and property should not be tampered with, damaged, or removed.  This includes living trees, bushes, shrubs and grass.
  • Pets may be in the park but must be restrained on a leash no longer than six feet and owners must properly dispose of all pet refuse.
  • Horses are allowed on roadways and designated horse paths only.
  • Fishing is allowed but hunting and trapping are prohibited.
  • All weapons are banned in County Parks except:  A person who is legally  permitted under MS 624.714 to carry a handgun in the State of Minnesota may legally carry that handgun in County Parks.
  • ATV’s, mini-bikes, motorcycles and other similar vehicles MUST be used on the roadways ONLY and solely for the purpose of going to and from campsite locations to rest rooms or shelter houses.
  • The posted speed limit of 10 mph will be enforced.  This includes vehicles such as ATV’s, mini-bikes and motorcycles.
  • No under-aged motorized vehicle drivers will be allowed (ATV’s, mini-bikes, etc.).
  • Operating a vehicle in a reckless or careless manner in the parks is prohibited.

The Park Caretaker and/or Campground Host have full and final authority with the backup of law enforcement to ensure these regulations are followed.

VIOLATION of any of these rules can result in loss of park privileges and/or prosecution.

Park Map


Timberlane Park

191 Cottonwood Rd.
Fairmont, MN

  • Hiking / Biking Trails
  • Horseback Riding Trails
  • Picnic Tables
  • Fire Pits
  • Fishing Piers
  • Boat Launch
  • Restrooms (Pit)

The property where Timberlane Park is currently located had been divided into woodlot parcels in the early part of the century. This property was purchased in 1966 from Mary Sargent by the Martin County Conservation Club and by the County in 1971. The southeast side was owned by the Girl Scouts from the 1930s to 1970. In 1968 the State bought 5.4 acres for a DNR-maintained boat landing and dock to provide public access to South Silver Lake. Timberlane Park is an ideal area to hike, view wildlife and numerous native plants.


Klessig Park

107 State Highway 15
Fairmont, MN

  • Swimming Beach
  • Picnic Tables
  • Fire Pits
  • Fishing Piers
  • Boat Launch
  • Restrooms (Pit)

This property was acquired by the County park system in 1968 when the road was changed and the land given to the county. This is a small park with boat landing access to Iowa Lake, good shore fishing and picnicking.

Klessig Park

Wolter Park

2497 50th St.
Fairmont, MN

  • Playground Equipment
  • Swimming Beach
  • Shelter House
  • Picnic Tables
  • Barbecue Grates
  • Fire Pits
  • Fishing Pier
  • Boat Launch
  • Restrooms (Pit)

This is the first park in the County system. The County Board of Commissioners accepted the Holy Family Subdivision Park and dedicated it for public use as a park and access to East Chain Lake. There are approximately two acres of land in the park, a shelter house, and playground equipment, lake access, and swimming, fishing, and picnicking. The shelter house was donated to the park by the East Chain Sportsmen's Club.

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