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Recreation in Houston County, Minn.

Houston County excels in the outdoor recreation department, no matter the season. Fishing, hiking, biking, snowmobiling, and golf courses are just a few options to keep you plenty busy.

Printable Recreation list

Trails
Educational nature activities
  • Brownsville Wildlife Overlook
    14286 Great River Rd, Brownsville
    Tundra Swan viewing point, Oct.-Nov.

  • International Owl Center
    126 E. Cedar, Houston
    (507) 896-6957

  • Houston County History Hunt
    County-wide self-led scavenger hunt. Print your guidebook and map from website, or pick up from any Houston County library.

  • Houston Nature Center
    215 W. Plum, Houston
    (507) 896-4668

  • Mound Prairie Scientific and Natural Area (SNA)
    Houston area
    (651) 259-5800

Golf & Disc golf Courses
  • Ferndale Country Club
     23239 Hwy 16, Rushford
    (507) 864-7626

  • Ma Cal Grove Golf Course
    15939 Hwy 76/44, Caledonia
    (507) 725-2733

  • Pine Creek Golf Course
    3815 N. Pine Creek Rd, La Crescent
    (507) 895-2410

  • Trollskogen Park Disc Golf Course
    216 3rd Ave SW, Spring Grove
    (507) 498-5221

  • Twin Creeks Mini Golf, Disc Golf & Driving Range
    248 Twin Creeks Dr, Hokah
    (507) 894-8633

  • Valley High Golf Club
    9203 Mound Prairie Dr, Houston
    (507) 894-4444

City Parks & Playgrounds
  • Caledonia North Park
    Located at north end of Kingston St.

  • Caledonia Veteran’s Memorial Park
    Located at East High & North 1st Streets, next to Caledonia Aquatic Center.

  • Caledonia Gazebo Park
    Located at East Lincoln & North Marshall Streets, behind City Auditorium and City Hall.

  • Eitzen Ballpark & Playground
    Located on Winnebago Ave, behind Eitzen Community Center.

  • Hokah Como Falls Park
    Entrance to Como Falls is located behind Hokah Fire Department; park in lot next to Fire Dept building.

  • Hokah City Park
    Located at Ash and 4th Streets.

  • Houston Trailhead Park
    215 Plum St, Houston
    (507) 896-4668

  • Houston City Park
    Located at West Maple & South Lincoln Streets.

  • Houston South Park
    Located at the south end of Grant St.

  • La Crescent John S. Harris Park
    Small park with playground.

  • Spring Grove Fest Building Playground
    Located next to Spring Grove Fest Building, off North Division/3rd NE Streets.

  • Spring Grove Roverud Park
    A nature park featuring a paved walking path, located at 1st Street SW.

  • Spring Grove Trollskogen Park
    216 3rd Ave SW, Spring Grove
    (507) 498-5221

  • Spring Grove Viking Park
    Small triangle park with gazebo located in the heart of town, at North Division Ave & Main St.

Fishing & Water Recreation
  • Beaver Creek Valley State Park Trout Fishing
    15954 Cty 1, Caledonia
    (507) 724-2107

  • Caledonia Aquatic Center
    623 E. High, Caledonia
    (507) 725-3450

  • La Crescent Aquatic Center
    608 S. 7th St, La Crescent
    (507) 895-8712

  • Lawrence Lake Marina & Bait
    8995 Lawrence Lake Ln, Brownsville
    (507) 482-6615

  • Root River Canoe Access Points (Carry-in)

  • Rusty’s Fishing Charters
    T-240, Brownsville
    (507) 429-2875

  • Rusty’s Icehouse Rentals
    8995 Lawrence Lake Ln, Brownsville
    (507) 450-5826

  • Spring Grove Swim Center
    600 Maple Dr, Spring Grove
    (507) 498-7946

  • Wildcat Landing + Campground
    11011 MN-26, Brownsville
    (507) 482-6250

  • Winnebago Springs
    19708 Camp Winnebago Rd, Caledonia
    (507) 724-2351

Misc., Sports & Winter Recreation
  • Caledonia Hot Air Balloon Rally
    Caledonia hosts two hot air balloon rallies every year. One in October (MEA weekend), and again the first weekend in December. Launch site is behind the Caledonia High School.

  • Caledonia Winter Ice Skating
    Manned by volunteers during winter months at Veteran’s Memorial Park. Contact the City Office with questions.

  • Houston County Airport
    Red Baron Flyers Club. Located on Highway 76, just south of Caledonia.

  • La Crescent Community Ice Arena
    520 S 14th St, La Crescent
    (507) 895-4160

  • La Crescent Old Hickory Ball Field
    Jonathan Ln, La Crescent
    Home of the Vintage Base Ball team, the Apple Jacks.

  • MAAD Bowling Alley
    114 Bissen, Caledonia
    (507) 725-6223
    Closed during summer months.

  • Moonlight Hoot Scoot
    Root River Trail, Houston
    Annual night run/walk in mid-October, hosted by the International Owl Center.

  • Root River Triathalon
    Houston
    Held on the third Saturday in May each year.

  • Rusty’s Icehouse Rentals
    8995 Lawrence Lake Ln, Brownsville
    (507) 450-5826

  • Spring Grove Winter Ice Skating
    A lit ice skating rink is set up near the Fest Building playground during the winter. Kids also enjoy sledding & snowboarding down the “hill.”

  • Snowmobile Trails
    Houston County boasts some of the most scenic snowmobile trails in the state.