Camden State Park

               
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Area and County

Lyon County

 

 

 


Size

2,247 acres statutory, 1,877 owned

 
 
Maps

Minnesota DNR All Season Map

 
Park Office

N44 21.352, W95 55.189

 
Hiking Trails

15.8 miles
1.7 miles interpretive trail

 
Hunting

No hunting


Ecological Classification

Province

Prairie Parkland Province

Ecological Classification

Section

North Central Glaciated Plains

Subsection(s)

Coteau Moraines

Land Type Association(s)

Slayton Moraine

Tracey Till Plain

 
Native Plant Communities1

Basswood - Bur Oak - (Green Ash) Forest

Dry Hill Prairie (Southern)

Mesic Prairie (Southern)

Prairie Wet Meadow/Carr

Prairie Wetland Complex

Seepage Meadow/Carr: Impatiens Subtype

Southern Dry Savanna

Southern Mesic Maple-Basswood Forest

Southern Terrace Forest

Southern Wet-Mesic Hardwood Forest


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Visits

9/14/2010

  6/6/2012

 

 

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  Hiking Club: Camden State Park, October 2012
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Amphibians

American toad (Anaxyrus americanus)

northern leopard frog (Rana pipiens)

American toad

 

 


Birds

Eight bird species with conservation status in Minnesota and one tracked species have been seen here:

 

Threatened

Wilson’s Phalarope (Phalaropus tricolor)

 

Special concern

American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos)

Cerulean Warbler (Setophaga cerulea)

Forster’s Tern (Sterna forsteri)

Franklin’s Gull (Leucophaeus pipixcan)

Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)

Purple Martin (Progne subis)

Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus)

 

Tracked

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

 
 

Minnesota DNR Bird Checklist

 
 

American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)

American Goldfinch (Carduelis tristis)

American Robin (Turdus migratorius)

American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos)

Baltimore Oriole (Icterus galbula)

Bank Swallow (Riparia riparia)

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)

Cerulean Warbler (Setophaga cerulea)

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)

Clay-colored Sparrow (Spizella pallida)

Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)

Downy Woodpecker (Picoides pubescens)

Eastern Bluebird (Sialia sialis)

Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus)

Eastern Wood-peewee (Contopus virens)

Field Sparrow (Spizella pusilla)

Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)

Killdeer (Charadrius vociferus)

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)

Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapillus)

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus)

Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis)

Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)

Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)

American Goldfinch

American Robin

Black-capped Chickadee

Chipping Sparrow

Eastern Bluebird

Mourning Dove

Rose-breasted Grosbeak


Fungi and Lichens

American Hawthorn Rust (Gymnosporangium globosum)

Crown Rust (Puccinia coronata)

Hawthorn Rust


Insects and Arachnids

cabbage white (Pieris rapae)

common green darner (Anax junius)

common whitetail (Plathemis lydia)

convergent lady beetle (Hippodamia convergens)

dot-tailed whiteface (Leucorrhinia intacta)

ebony jewelwing (Calopteryx maculata)

forest tent caterpillar moth (Malacosoma disstria)

goldenrod gall fly (Eurosta solidaginis)

leaf miner fly (Liriomyza eupatoriella)

maple spindle-gall mite (Vasates aceriscrumena)

monarch (Danaus plexippus)

orange sulphur (Colias eurytheme)

question mark (Polygonia interrogationis)

six-spotted tiger beetle (Cicindela sexguttata)

spring field cricket (Gryllus veletis)

twelve-spotted skimmer (Libellula pulchella)

widow skimmer (Libellula luctuosa)

cabbage white

dot-tailed whiteface

forest tent caterpillar moth

widow skimmer

 


Mammals

American red squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus)

eastern gray squirrel (Sciurus carolinensis)

plains pocket gopher (Geomys bursarius)

striped skunk (Mephitis mephitis)

whitetail deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

plains pocket gopher

 


Plants

Two plant species with conservation status in Minnesota are found here:

 

Threatened

American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius)

Sullivant’s milkweed (Asclepias sullivantii)

 
 

Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas (Bell Museum of Natural History) Plant List

 
 

Plants frequently found in:

Basswood - Bur Oak - (Green Ash) Forest MHs38b

Dry Hill Prairie (Southern) UPs13d

Mesic Prairie (Southern) UPs23a

Prairie Wet Meadow/Carr WMp73

Seepage Meadow/Carr: Impatiens Subtype WMs83a3

Southern Dry Savanna UPs14

Southern Mesic Maple-Basswood Forest MHs39

Southern Terrace Forest FFs59

Southern Wet-Mesic Hardwood Forest MHs49

 
 

 

absinth wormwood (Artemisia absinthium)

alfalfa (Medicago sativa ssp. sativa)

American basswood (Tilia americana var. americana)

American bittersweet (Celastrus scandens)

American bugleweed (Lycopus americanus)

American cow parsnip (Heracleum sphondylium ssp. montanum)

American elm (Ulmus americana)

American hog peanut (Amphicarpaea bracteata var. bracteata)

American hog peanut (Amphicarpaea bracteata var. comosa)

American red raspberry (Rubus idaeus ssp. strigosus)

asparagus (Asparagus officinalis)

Aunt Lucy (Ellisia nyctelea)

Balkan catchfly (Silene csereii)

bird’s-foot trefoil (Lotus corniculatus var. corniculatus)

black bindweed (Fallopia convolvulus)

black medick (Medicago lupulina)

black raspberry (Rubus occidentalis)

black walnut (Juglans nigra)

black-seeded plantain (Plantago rugelii var. rugelii)

bland sweet cicely (Osmorhiza claytonii)

bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis)

Blue Ridge carrionflower (Smilax lasioneura)

boxelder (Acer negundo var. negundo)

bull thistle (Cirsium vulgare)

bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa)

Canada anemone (Anemone canadensis)

Canada moonseed (Menispermum canadense)

Canada wildrye (Elymus canadensis)

Canadian honewort (Cryptotaenia canadensis)

Canadian woodnettle (Laportea canadensis)

candle anemone (Anemone cylindrica)

cleavers (Galium aparine)

clustered black snakeroot (Sanicula odorata)

common buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica)

common burdock (Arctium minus)

common dandelion (Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale)

common false Solomon’s seal (Maianthemum racemosum var. racemosum)

common lamb’s-quarters (Chenopodium album)

common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

common motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca ssp. cardiaca)

common mullein (Verbascum thapsus ssp. thapsus)

common ragweed (Ambrosia artemisiifolia)

common yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

crown vetch (Securigera varia)

cup plant (Silphium perfoliatum var. perfoliatum)

cut-leaved coneflower (Rudbeckia laciniata var. laciniata)

dame’s rocket (Hesperis matronalis)

desert false indigo (Amorpha fruticosa)

downy hawthorn (Crataegus mollis)

downy yellow violet (Viola pubescens var. pubescens)

early figwort (Scrophularia lanceolata)

eastern prickly gooseberry (Ribes cynosbati)

false sunflower (Heliopsis helianthoides var. occidentalis)

field horsetail (Equisetum arvense)

field pennycress (Thlaspi arvense)

field pussytoes (Antennaria neglecta)

field sagewort (Artemisia campestris ssp. caudata)

field thistle (Cirsium discolor)

garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata)

golden alexanders (Zizia aurea)

gray-headed coneflower (Ratibida pinnata)

green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica)

ground ivy (Glechoma hederacea)

heart-leaved golden alexanders (Zizia aptera)

hedge bindweed (Calystegia sepium)

hound’s tongue (Cynoglossum officinale)

Illinois carrion flower (Smilax illinoensis)

Indian blanket (Gaillardia pulchella)

Indiangrass (Sorghastrum nutans)

ironwood (Ostrya virginiana var. virginiana)

Jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum)

kidney-leaved buttercup (Ranunculus abortivus)

large-flowered beardtongue (Penstemon grandiflorus)

large-flowered bellwort (Uvularia grandiflora)

late goldenrod (Solidago altissima)

leadplant (Amorpha canescens)

leafy spurge (Euphorbia esula)

limber honeysuckle (Lonicera dioica)

little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium var. scoparium)

marsh vetchling (Lathyrus palustris)

Maximilian’s sunflower (Helianthus maximilianii)

Missouri gooseberry (Ribes missouriense)

Morrow’s honeysuckle (Lonicera morrowii)

musk thistle (Carduus nutans ssp. macrocephalus)

narrow-leaved cattail (Typha angustifolia)

needle-and-thread (Hesperostipa comata ssp. comata)

northern bedstraw (Galium boreale)

northern hackberry (Celtis occidentalis)

northern prickly ash (Zanthoxylum americanum)

ostrich fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris var. pensylvanica)

pagoda dogwood (Cornus alternifolia)

Philadelphia fleabane (Erigeron philadelphicus var. philadelphicus)

plains cottonwood (Populus deltoides ssp. molinifera)

pointed-leaved tick-trefoil (Desmodium glutinosum)

porcupine grass (Hesperostipa spartea)

prairie alumroot (Heuchera richardsonii)

prairie peppergrass (Lepidium densiflorum var. densiflorum)

prairie rose (Rosa arkansana)

quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides)

red clover (Trifolium pratense)

reed canary grass (Phalaris arundinacea)

rough cinquefoil (Potentilla norvegica)

rough-fruited cinquefoil (Potentilla recta)

roundleaf greenbrier (Smilax rotundifolia)

round-headed bush clover (Lespedeza capitata)

Russian olive (Elaeagnus angustifolia)

scouring rush horsetail (Equisetum hyemale var. affine)

silver maple (Acer saccharinum)

silverleaf scurfpea (Pediomelum argophyllum)

silvery cinquefoil (Potentilla argentea)

smooth Solomon’s seal (Polygonatum biflorum var. commutatum)

smooth sumac (Rhus glabra)

spotted touch-me-not (Impatiens capensis)

spotted water hemlock (Cicuta maculata)

spreading dogbane (Apocynum androsaemifolium)

starry false Solomon’s seal (Maianthemum stellatum)

stiff goldenrod (Solidago rigida ssp. rigida)

stinging nettle (Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis)

sugar maple (Acer saccharum ssp. saccharum)

Sullivant’s milkweed (Asclepias sullivantii)

swamp betony (Pedicularis lanceolata)

tall cinquefoil (Drymocallis arguta)

tall meadow rue (Thalictrum dasycarpum)

tall tumble mustard (Sisymbrium altissimum)

Tartarian honeysuckle (Lonicera tatarica)

upright carrionflower (Smilax ecirrhata)

virgin’s bower (Clematis virginiana)

Virginia waterleaf (Hydrophyllum virginianum var. virginianum)

water horsetail (Equisetum fluviatile)

western marbleseed (Lithospermum occidentale)

western poison ivy (Toxicodendron rydbergii)

white avens (Geum canadense)

white clover (Trifolium repens)

white rattlesnake root (Nabalus albus)

white sage (Artemisia ludoviciana ssp. ludoviciana)

white snakeroot (Ageratina altissima var. altissima)

white sweet clover (Melilotus albus)

wild blue phlox (Phlox divaricata ssp. laphamii)

wild columbine (Aquilegia canadensis)

wild ginger (Asarum canadense)

wild grape (Vitis riparia)

wild mint (Mentha arvensis)

wild parsnip (Pastinaca sativa)

winter cress (Barbarea vulgaris)

wolfberry (Symphoricarpos occidentalis)

woodbine (Parthenocissus vitacea)

yellow goat’s beard (Tragopogon dubius)

yellow sweet clover (Melilotus officinalis)

yellow wood sorrel (Oxalis stricta)

 

Acer negundo var. negundo (boxelder)

Acer saccharinum (silver maple)

Acer saccharum ssp. saccharum (sugar maple)

Achillea millefolium (common yarrow)

Ageratina altissima var. altissima (white snakeroot)

Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard)

Ambrosia artemisiifolia (common ragweed)

Amorpha canescens (leadplant)

Amorpha fruticosa (desert false indigo)

Amphicarpaea bracteata var. bracteata (American hog peanut)

Amphicarpaea bracteata var. comosa (American hog peanut)

Anemone canadensis (Canada anemone)

Anemone cylindrica (candle anemone)

Antennaria neglecta (field pussytoes)

Apocynum androsaemifolium (spreading dogbane)

Aquilegia canadensis (wild columbine)

Arctium minus (common burdock)

Arisaema triphyllum (Jack-in-the-pulpit)

Artemisia absinthium (absinth wormwood)

Artemisia campestris ssp. caudata (field sagewort)

Artemisia ludoviciana ssp. ludoviciana (white sage)

Asarum canadense (wild ginger)

Asclepias sullivantii (Sullivant’s milkweed)

Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)

Asparagus officinalis (asparagus)

Barbarea vulgaris (winter cress)

Calystegia sepium (hedge bindweed)

Carduus nutans ssp. macrocephalus (musk thistle)

Celastrus scandens (American bittersweet)

Celtis occidentalis (northern hackberry)

Chenopodium album (common lamb’s-quarters)

Cicuta maculata (spotted water hemlock)

Cirsium discolor (field thistle)

Cirsium vulgare (bull thistle)

Clematis virginiana (virgin’s bower)

Cornus alternifolia (pagoda dogwood)

Crataegus mollis (downy hawthorn)

Cryptotaenia canadensis (Canadian honewort)

Cynoglossum officinale (hound’s tongue)

Desmodium glutinosum (pointed-leaved tick-trefoil)

Drymocallis arguta (tall cinquefoil)

Elaeagnus angustifolia (Russian olive)

Ellisia nyctelea (Aunt Lucy)

Elymus canadensis (Canada wildrye)

Equisetum arvense (field horsetail)

Equisetum fluviatile (water horsetail)

Equisetum hyemale var. affine (scouring rush horsetail)

Erigeron philadelphicus var. philadelphicus (Philadelphia fleabane)

Euphorbia esula (leafy spurge)

Fallopia convolvulus (black bindweed)

Fraxinus pennsylvanica (green ash)

Gaillardia pulchella (Indian blanket)

Galium aparine (cleavers)

Galium boreale (northern bedstraw)

Geum canadense (white avens)

Glechoma hederacea (ground ivy)

Helianthus maximilianii (Maximilian’s sunflower)

Heliopsis helianthoides var. occidentalis (false sunflower)

Heracleum sphondylium ssp. montanum (American cow parsnip)

Hesperis matronalis (dame’s rocket)

Hesperostipa comata ssp. comata (needle-and-thread)

Hesperostipa spartea (porcupine grass)

Heuchera richardsonii (prairie alumroot)

Hydrophyllum virginianum var. virginianum (Virginia waterleaf)

Impatiens capensis (spotted touch-me-not)

Juglans nigra (black walnut)

Laportea canadensis (Canadian woodnettle)

Lathyrus palustris (marsh vetchling)

Leonurus cardiaca ssp. cardiaca (common motherwort)

Lepidium densiflorum var. densiflorum (prairie peppergrass)

Lespedeza capitata (round-headed bush clover)

Lithospermum occidentale (western marbleseed)

Lonicera dioica (limber honeysuckle)

Lonicera morrowii (Morrow’s honeysuckle)

Lonicera tatarica (Tartarian honeysuckle)

Lotus corniculatus var. corniculatus (bird’s-foot trefoil)

Lycopus americanus (American bugleweed)

Maianthemum racemosum var. racemosum (common false Solomon’s seal)

Maianthemum stellatum (starry false Solomon’s seal)

Matteuccia struthiopteris var. pensylvanica (ostrich fern)

Medicago lupulina (black medick)

Medicago sativa ssp. sativa (alfalfa)

Melilotus albus (white sweet clover)

Melilotus officinalis (yellow sweet clover)

Menispermum canadense (Canada moonseed)

Mentha arvensis (wild mint)

Nabalus albus (white rattlesnake root)

Osmorhiza claytonii (bland sweet cicely)

Ostrya virginiana var. virginiana (ironwood)

Oxalis stricta (yellow wood sorrel)

Parthenocissus vitacea (woodbine)

Pastinaca sativa (wild parsnip)

Pedicularis lanceolata (swamp betony)

Pediomelum argophyllum (silverleaf scurfpea)

Penstemon grandiflorus (large-flowered beardtongue)

Phalaris arundinacea (reed canary grass)

Phlox divaricata ssp. laphamii (wild blue phlox)

Plantago rugelii var. rugelii (black-seeded plantain)

Polygonatum biflorum var. commutatum (smooth Solomon’s seal)

Populus deltoides ssp. molinifera (plains cottonwood)

Populus tremuloides (quaking aspen)

Potentilla argentea (silvery cinquefoil)

Potentilla norvegica (rough cinquefoil)

Potentilla recta (rough-fruited cinquefoil)

Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa (bur oak)

Ranunculus abortivus (kidney-leaved buttercup)

Ratibida pinnata (gray-headed coneflower)

Rhamnus cathartica (common buckthorn)

Rhus glabra (smooth sumac)

Ribes cynosbati (eastern prickly gooseberry)

Ribes missouriense (Missouri gooseberry)

Rosa arkansana (prairie rose)

Rubus idaeus ssp. strigosus (American red raspberry)

Rubus occidentalis (black raspberry)

Rudbeckia laciniata var. laciniata (cut-leaved coneflower)

Sanguinaria canadensis (bloodroot)

Sanicula odorata (clustered black snakeroot)

Schizachyrium scoparium var. scoparium (little bluestem)

Scrophularia lanceolata (early figwort)

Securigera varia (crown vetch)

Silene csereii (Balkan catchfly)

Silphium perfoliatum var. perfoliatum (cup plant)

Sisymbrium altissimum (tall tumble mustard)

Smilax ecirrhata (upright carrionflower)

Smilax illinoensis (Illinois carrion flower)

Smilax lasioneura (Blue Ridge carrionflower)

Smilax rotundifolia (roundleaf greenbrier)

Solidago altissima (late goldenrod)

Solidago rigida ssp. rigida (stiff goldenrod)

Sorghastrum nutans (Indiangrass)

Symphoricarpos occidentalis (wolfberry)

Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale (common dandelion)

Thalictrum dasycarpum (tall meadow rue)

Thlaspi arvense (field pennycress)

Tilia americana (American basswood)

Toxicodendron rydbergii (western poison ivy)

Tragopogon dubius (yellow goat’s beard)

Trifolium pratense (red clover)

Trifolium repens (white clover)

Typha angustifolia (narrow-leaved cattail)

Ulmus americana (American elm)

Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis (stinging nettle)

Uvularia grandiflora (large-flowered bellwort)

Verbascum thapsus ssp. thapsus (common mullein)

Viola pubescens var. pubescens (downy yellow violet)

Vitis riparia (wild grape)

Zanthoxylum americanum (northern prickly ash)

Zizia aptera (heart-leaved golden alexanders)

Zizia aurea (golden alexanders)

absinth wormwood

American cow parsnip

asparagus

black bindweed

black raspberry

bloodroot

bur oak (var. macrocarpa)

Canada anemone

common dandelion

common false Solomon’s seal

common mullein

crown vetch

cup plant

desert false indigo

eastern prickly gooseberry

false sunflower

golden alexanders

gray-headed coneflower

heart-leaved golden alexanders

Indian blanket

large-flowered beardtongue

large-flowered bellwort

Maximilian’s sunflower

Morrow’s honeysuckle

northern bedstraw

prairie rose

rough cinquefoil

rough-fruited cinquefoil

silvery cinquefoil

spotted water hemlock

spreading dogbane

Sullivant’s milkweed

tall cinquefoil

virgin’s bower

Virginia waterleaf

white clover

wild blue phlox

wild columbine

wild parsnip

 

 


Reptiles

plains garter snake (Thamnophis radix)

plains garter snake


 

 

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