Park Rules

  1. General Park Rules
  2. Campground Rules
  3. Reservation Rules
  4. Boat Rental Rules

     The County Board has provided for the creation and establishment of County Parks, County Monuments, County Recreation Areas, County-wide Trail Systems, and County Waysides for the purpose of conserving the scenery, natural and historic objects, and wildlife therein.  It secures the quiet, orderly, and suitable use and enjoyment of these areas and it furthers the safety, health, comfort, and welfare of all persons in their use. 

​     Any person who willfully violates any rules promulgated herein shall be subject to immediate removal from the park or guilty of a misdemeanor or both.  Refund(s) will not be issued if removed from a campground or shelter.

​The County Ordinances can be found by following this link.  Reference Chapter 12 - Parks and Recreation.
​Please call the Blue Earth County Parks Department at (507) 304-4025 with any questions.
  1. Park Operation
  2. General
  3. Pets
  4. Protection of Wildlife
  5. Vehicles
  6. Beverages & Drugs
  7. Weapons
  8. Swimming, Boating, Fishing
  9. Red Jacket Trestle
  10. Ice Sailboats

Park Operation

  • County Parks will be open each day during the season, or between May 1st and October 31st from 8 am to 10 pm.  Williams Nature Center, Schimek Park, Wildwood Park, and Red Jacket Valley park will be open from sunrise to sunset.
  • No person shall remain within any County Park within the hours of 10 pm and 8 am except registered campers in designated camping areas.
  • A person may be granted a permit for temporary, exclusive use of a reserved space within a park.
  • Any permit granted pursuant to this chapter may be revoked upon the violation by the permitted of any ordinance, rule, or regulation of the board of commissioners, or of any other local ordinance, or state statute.
  • It shall be unlawful for any person to use any facility or area for which a fee or charge has been established by the board of commissioners without payment of such fee or charge.
  • The board of commissioners shall not be liable for any loss, damage, or injury sustained by a park visitor.
  • Any park or portion thereof may be declared closed to the public by the board of commissioners, the public works director, or authorized representative, at any time, and for any interval of time, or to certain uses, as the board of commissioners, the public works director, or authorized representative shall find reasonably necessary.