Lake Rebecca Park Reserve
Three Rivers Park District is a natural resources-based park system that manages park reserves, regional parks, regional trails and special-use facilities in the Twin Cities metropolitan area. The Park District offers facilities for every season, including picnicking, swimming, creative play, boating, fishing, downhill skiing, snowboarding, golf, camping and sledding; extensive trails for hiking, biking, in-line skating, horseback riding, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, as well as program sites for nature, recreation, historic and farm education.
Three Rivers Park District's mission is to promote environmental stewardship through recreation and education in a natural resources-based park system. The Park District owns and operates over 27,000 acres and serves more than 5 million visitors a year.
Located in the cities of Independence and Greenfield, this 2,200-acre park reserve offers outdoor activities and opportunities for glimpses of wildlife. Lake Rebecca Park Reserves gently rolling Big Woods landscape, with numerous wetland areas provides a haven for wildlife. This park reserve is one of the sites for the trumpeter swan restoration program. Several overlooks along hiking trails provide glimpses of these swans, the world's largest waterfowl. Except for ice-fishing and snowmobile access, the park is closed November 1 thru March 30.
Facilities and Amenities include:
- Swimming Beach
- Mountain Bike Trail (3.5 miles)
- Boat Launch
- Public and group picnic areas
- Creative Play Area
- 2 Group Camps
- Paved bike/hike trails ( 7 miles)
- Horse trails (9.2 miles)
- Dog trails (5.4 miles)
- Boat rental and rental building
- Fishing pier
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