Hayes Lake State Park






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2,966 acres statutory, 2,118 owned




48990 County Road 4
Roseau, MN 56751

N48 38.265, W95 32.727




Daily from 8 a.m. until 10 p.m.




Daily park permit: $7

Annual park permit: $35


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          Roseau County  
          Northwest Minnesota  

Hiking Trails


13 miles
2.5 miles interpretive trail

The boardwalk through the bog is handicapped accessible




No hunting


Ecological Classification

  Ecological Classification  
  Ecological Province    

Laurentian Mixed Forest Province

  Ecological Section    

Northern Minnesota & Ontario Peatlands

  Ecological Subsection    

Agassiz Lowlands

  Land Type Association    

Beltrami-Pine Island Beach Ridges

Warroad Till Plain

Williams-Skime Lake Plain


Native Plant Communities*


Alder - (Maple - Loosestrife) Swamp

Aspen - (Chokecherry) Woodland

Aspen - Fir Forest

Black Ash - Silver Maple Terrace Forest

Black Spruce - Jack Pine Woodland, Jack Pine - Balsam Fir Subtype

Jack Pine Woodland (Sand)

Lowland Black Ash - Aspen - Balsam Poplar Forest

Sedge Meadow

Tamarack - Black Spruce Swamp (Aspen Parkland)

White Cedar Swamp (Northwestern)

  * Source: The Minnesota Biological Survey, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Division of Ecological Resources      

Natural Features








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Hayes Lake

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  Hiking Club: Hayes Lake State Park, June 2013
  Hiking Club: Hayes Lake State Park, June 2013  

08 JUN 2013; Park #17, 2.0 miles

  Hayes Lake State Park
Richard Sanders
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Hayes Lake State Park, MN




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Wander Without Wifi

Aug 15, 2020

If you are looking for nature that is peaceful with a side of rustic charm, Hayes Lake State Park, just south of Roseau, MN, should be your next destination. It's perfect for families and kayakers. If you have an electric motor for your boat, this is also your park. You will also #wanderwithoutwifi as there are no connections in this park. Enjoy!

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  Ella's Visit to Hayes Lake State Park
Mark Williamson

Published on Oct 29, 2012

Minnesota Destinations class project completed at Hayes Lake State Park, Roseau, MN

  Canoeing At Hayes Lake State Park

Uploaded on Oct 8, 2010

Debi and I were canoeing at Hayes Lake State Park in northern Minnesota on Sunday, October 3, 2010.




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Insects and Arachnids

  ruby meadowhawk (Sympetrum rubicundulum)   ruby meadowhawk  

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Insects and Arachnids


Canada darner (Aeshna canadensis)

chestnut-marked pondweed moth (Parapoynx badiusalis)

ruby meadowhawk (Sympetrum rubicundulum)

spotted spreadwing (Lestes congener)

two-striped grasshopper (Melanoplus bivittatus)


spotted spreadwing

two-striped grasshopper

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northern leopard frog (Rana pipiens)

wood frog (Rana sylvatica)

  northern leopard frog  



Eleven bird species with conservation status in Minnesota have been seen here:


Horned Grebe (Podiceps auritus)

Loggerhead Shrike (Lanius ludovicianus)


Common Tern (Sterna hirundo)

Wilson’s Phalarope (Phalaropus tricolor)

Special Concern

American White Pelican (Pelecanus erythrorhynchos)

Forster’s Tern (Sterna forsteri)

Franklin’s Gull (Leucophaeus pipixcan)

Marbled Godwit (Limosa fedoa)

Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus)

Purple Martin (Progne subis)

Short-eared Owl (Asio flammeus)


Minnesota DNR Bird Checklist

eBird Field Checklist


Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)

Common Raven (Corvus corax)

Eastern Wood-peewee (Contopus virens)

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus)

Ruffed Grouse (Bonasa umbellus)


Black-capped Chickadee

Mourning Dove


Fungi and Lichens


Black Knot (Apiosporina morbosa)

Cytospora Canker (Valsa sordida)

  Black Knot  

Insects and Arachnids


Aphrodite fritillary (Argynnis aphrodite)

cabbage white (Pieris rapae)

common whitetail (Plathemis lydia)

dog day cicada (Neotibicen canicularis)

goldenrod gall fly (Eurosta solidaginis)

monarch (Danaus plexippus)

mustard white (Pieris oleracea)

white admiral (Limenitis arthemis arthemis)

white-faced meadowhawk (Sympetrum obtrusum)


male common whitetail





Two mammal species with conservation status in Minnesota have been seen here:

Special Concern

moose (Alces americanus)

Canada lynx (Lynx canadensis)


Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas Mammals List


American beaver (Castor canadensis)

American red squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus)

whitetail deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

  American red squirrel  



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


common moonwort (Botrychium lunaria)

Special Concern

least moonwort (Botrychium simplex)

Mingan moonwort (Botrychium minganense)

pygmy-flower rock-jasmine (Androsace septentrionalis)

pale moonwort (Botrychium pallidum)


Minnesota Biodiversity Atlas and Minnesota Biological Survey Vegetation Releves Plant List


Plants frequently found in:

Alder - (Maple - Loosestrife) Swamp FPn73a

Aspen - (Chokecherry) Woodland FDw44b

Aspen - Fir Forest MHn44c

Black Ash - Silver Maple Terrace Forest FFn57a

Black Spruce - Jack Pine Woodland: Jack Pine - Balsam Fir Subtype FDn32c1

Jack Pine Woodland (Sand) FDn12a

Lowland Black Ash - Aspen - Balsam Poplar Forest WFw54a

Sedge Meadow WMn82b

Tamarack - Black Spruce Swamp (Aspen Parkland) FPw63a

White Cedar Swamp (Northwestern) FPn63c



alfalfa (Medicago sativa ssp. sativa)

American elm (Ulmus americana)

American hazelnut (Corylus americana)

American red raspberry (Rubus idaeus ssp. strigosus)

American spurred gentian (Halenia deflexa ssp. deflexa)

American stinging nettle (Urtica gracilis ssp. gracilis)

Amur maple (Acer ginnala)

balsam fir (Abies balsamea var. balsamea)

balsam poplar (Populus balsamifera)

bearberry (Arctostaphylos uva-ursi)

Bebb’s willow (Salix bebbiana)

big bluestem (Andropogon gerardi)

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

black ash (Fraxinus nigra)

black medick (Medicago lupulina)

black spruce (Picea mariana)

black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta var. pulcherrima)

black-seeded plantain (Plantago rugelii var. rugelii)

bland sweet cicely (Osmorhiza claytonii)

blue giant hyssop (Agastache foeniculum)

Blue Ridge carrionflower (Smilax lasioneura)

bluebead lily (Clintonia borealis)

bog Labrador tea (Rhododendron groenlandicum)

boxelder (Acer negundo var. negundo)

bunchberry (Cornus canadensis)

butter and eggs (Linaria vulgaris)

Canada mayflower (Maianthemum canadense)

Canada thistle (Cirsium arvense)

Canadian milkvetch (Astragalus canadensis var. canadensis)

Canadian wild ginger (Asarum canadense)

candle anemone (Anemone cylindrica)

chokecherry (Prunus virginiana var. virginiana)

common dandelion (Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale)

common evening primrose (Oenothera biennis)

common hop (Humulus lupulus)

common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

common plantain (Plantago major)

common snowberry (Symphoricarpos albus var. albus)

common strawberry (Fragaria virginiana)

common yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

cow vetch (Vicia cracca ssp. cracca)

cut-leaved coneflower (Rudbeckia laciniata var. laciniata)

downy arrowwood (Viburnum rafinesqueanum var. rafinesqueanum)

early meadow-rue (Thalictrum dioicum)

eastern white pine (Pinus strobus)

field horsetail (Equisetum arvense)

field sagewort (Artemisia campestris ssp. caudata)

fireweed (Chamaenerion angustifolium)

giant ragweed (Ambrosia trifida)

grass-leaved goldenrod (Euthamia graminifolia)

gray goldenrod (Solidago nemoralis)

green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica)

green carpetweed (Mollugo verticillata)

ground ivy (Glechoma hederacea)

hairy goldenrod (Solidago hispida)

harebell (Campanula rotundifolia)

jack pine (Pinus banksiana)

lowbush blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium)

Maryland black snakeroot (Sanicula marilandica)

nannyberry (Viburnum lentago)

narrow-leaved hawkweed (Hieracium umbellatum)

narrow-leaved meadowsweet (Spiraea alba var. alba)

northern bedstraw (Galium boreale)

northern blue flag (Iris versicolor)

northern lady fern (Athyrium filix-femina var. angustum)

northern starflower (Lysimachia borealis)

northern white cedar (Thuja occidentalis)

ostrich fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris var. pensylvanica)

oxeye daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)

paper birch (Betula papyrifera var. papyrifera)

pearly everlasting (Anaphalis margaritacea)

pin cherry (Prunus pensylvanica)

pineapple-weed (Matricaria discoidea)

prairie fleabane (Erigeron strigosus)

prairie goldenrod (Solidago ptarmicoides)

prickly rose (Rosa acicularis ssp. sayi)

purple meadow-rue (Thalictrum dasycarpum)

quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides)

red clover (Trifolium pratense)

red osier dogwood (Cornus sericea ssp. sericea)

red pine (Pinus resinosa)

rough bedstraw (Galium asprellum)

silvery cinquefoil (Potentilla argentea)

spreading dogbane (Apocynum androsaemifolium)

swamp red currant (Ribes triste)

tall blue lettuce (Lactuca biennis)

tall thimbleweed (Anemone virginiana)

timothy (Phleum pratense ssp. pratense)

tower mustard (Turritis glabra)

western bracken fern (Pteridium aquilinum var. latiusculum)

western poison ivy (Toxicodendron rydbergii)

white campion (Silene latifolia ssp. alba)

white clover (Trifolium repens ssp. repens)

white rattlesnake root (Nabalus albus)

white sweet clover (Melilotus albus)

wild columbine (Aquilegia canadensis)

wild geranium (Geranium maculatum)

wild sarsaparilla (Aralia nudicaulis)

woodbine (Parthenocissus vitacea)

yellow avens (Geum aleppicum)

yellow goat’s beard (Tragopogon dubius)

yellow sweet clover (Melilotus officinalis)


Abies balsamea var. balsamea (balsam fir)

Acer ginnala (Amur maple)

Acer negundo var. negundo (boxelder)

Achillea millefolium (common yarrow)

Agastache foeniculum (blue giant hyssop)

Ambrosia trifida (giant ragweed)

Anaphalis margaritacea (pearly everlasting)

Andropogon gerardi (big bluestem)

Anemone cylindrica (candle anemone)

Anemone virginiana (tall thimbleweed)

Apocynum androsaemifolium (spreading dogbane)

Aquilegia canadensis (wild columbine)

Aralia nudicaulis (wild sarsaparilla)

Arctostaphylos uva-ursi (bearberry)

Artemisia campestris ssp. caudata (field sagewort)

Asarum canadense (Canadian wild ginger)

Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)

Astragalus canadensis var. canadensis (Canadian milkvetch)

Athyrium filix-femina var. angustum (northern lady fern)

Betula papyrifera var. papyrifera (paper birch)

Campanula rotundifolia (harebell)

Chamaenerion angustifolium (fireweed)

Cirsium arvense (Canada thistle)

Clintonia borealis (bluebead lily)

Cornus canadensis (bunchberry)

Cornus sericea ssp. sericea (red osier dogwood)

Corylus americana (American hazelnut)

Equisetum arvense (field horsetail)

Erigeron strigosus (prairie fleabane)

Euthamia graminifolia (grass-leaved goldenrod)

Fragaria virginiana (common strawberry)

Fraxinus nigra (black ash)

Fraxinus pennsylvanica (green ash)

Galium asprellum (rough bedstraw)

Galium boreale (northern bedstraw)

Geranium maculatum (wild geranium)

Geum aleppicum (yellow avens)

Glechoma hederacea (ground ivy)

Halenia deflexa ssp. deflexa (American spurred gentian)

Hieracium umbellatum (narrow-leaved hawkweed)

Humulus lupulus (common hop)

Iris versicolor (northern blue flag)

Lactuca biennis (tall blue lettuce)

Leucanthemum vulgare (oxeye daisy)

Linaria vulgaris (butter and eggs)

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

Lysimachia borealis (northern starflower)

Maianthemum canadense (Canada mayflower)

Matricaria discoidea (pineapple-weed)

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)

Mollugo verticillata (green carpetweed)

Nabalus albus (white rattlesnake root)

Oenothera biennis (common evening primrose)

Osmorhiza claytonii (bland sweet cicely)

Parthenocissus vitacea (woodbine)

Phleum pratense ssp. pratense (timothy)

Picea mariana (black spruce)

Pinus banksiana (jack pine)

Pinus resinosa (red pine)

Pinus strobus (eastern white pine)

Plantago major (common plantain)

Plantago rugelii var. rugelii (black-seeded plantain)

Populus balsamifera (balsam poplar)

Populus tremuloides (quaking aspen)

Potentilla argentea (silvery cinquefoil)

Prunus pensylvanica (pin cherry)

Prunus virginiana var. virginiana (chokecherry)

Pteridium aquilinum var. latiusculum (western bracken fern)

Rhododendron groenlandicum (bog Labrador tea)

Ribes triste (swamp red currant)

Rosa acicularis ssp. sayi (prickly rose)

Rubus idaeus ssp. strigosus (American red raspberry)

Rudbeckia hirta var. pulcherrima (black-eyed Susan)

Rudbeckia laciniata var. laciniata (cut-leaved coneflower)

Salix bebbiana (Bebb’s willow)

Sanicula marilandica (Maryland black snakeroot)

Silene latifolia ssp. alba (white campion)

Smilax lasioneura (Blue Ridge carrionflower)

Solidago hispida (hairy goldenrod)

Solidago nemoralis (gray goldenrod)

Solidago ptarmicoides (prairie goldenrod)

Spiraea alba var. alba (narrow-leaved meadowsweet)

Symphoricarpos albus var. albus (common snowberry)

Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale (common dandelion)

Thalictrum dasycarpum (purple meadow-rue)

Thalictrum dioicum (early meadow-rue)

Thuja occidentalis (northern white cedar)

Toxicodendron rydbergii (western poison ivy)

Tragopogon dubius (yellow goat’s beard)

Trifolium pratense (red clover)

Trifolium repens ssp. repens (white clover)

Turritis glabra (tower mustard)

Ulmus americana (American elm)

Urtica gracilis ssp. gracilis (American stinging nettle)

Vaccinium angustifolium (lowbush blueberry)

Viburnum lentago (nannyberry)

Viburnum rafinesqueanum var. rafinesqueanum (downy arrowwood)

Vicia cracca ssp. cracca (cow vetch)



American hazelnut

big bluestem

black ash

black-eyed Susan

butter and eggs

Canadian milkvetch


common evening primrose

common hop

common strawberry

common yarrow

cut-leaved coneflower


northern bedstraw

northern lady fern

oxeye daisy

pearly everlasting


prickly rose

silvery cinquefoil

spreading dogbane

purple meadow-rue

western poison ivy flowers

wild columbine

Canadian wild ginger

yellow goat’s beard

yellow sweet clover



  common garter snake (Thamnophis sirtalis)   common garter snake  




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