Lake Bronson State Park

               
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Area and County

Kittson County

 

 

 


Size

4,375 acres statutory, 2,808 owned

 
 
Maps

Minnesota DNR Summer Map

 
Park Office

N48 43.483, W96 37.358

 
Hiking Trails

14 miles
1.5 mile interpretive trail
2.0 mile handicapped accessible

 
Hunting

No hunting


Ecological Classification

Province

Tallgrass Aspen Parklands

Ecological Classification

Section

Lake Agassiz, Aspen Parklands

Subsection(s)

Aspen Parklands

Land Type Association(s)

Bronson Lake Plain

Landcaster Lake Plain

 
Native Plant Communities1

Aspen Parkland Complex

Aspen Woodland/Forest Complex

Bur Oak - (Prairie Herb) Woodland

Dry Barrens Oak Savanna (Northern)

Dry Prairie - Woodland Complex

Dry Sand - Gravel Oak Savanna (Northern)

Dry Sand - Gravel Prairie (Northern)

Green Ash - Bur Oak - Elm Forest

Mesic Prairie (Northern)

Northern Bulrush - Spikerush Marsh

Northwestern Dry-Mesic Oak Woodland

Prairie Meadow/Carr

Sand/Gravel/Cobble River Shore

Wet Brush-Prairie (Northern)


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Visits

8/23/2009

   

 

 

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Lake Bronson, the only lake in Minnesota's Kittson County, was created in the 1930s when a dam was built along the South Branch of the Two Rivers. The lake took its name from the nearby town of Bronson, which itself was later renamed Lake Bronson to reflect its close proximity to the lake.

 
     
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Amphibians

American toad (Anaxyrus americanus)

northern leopard frog (Rana pipiens)

American toad

Birds

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

 

Endangered

Horned Grebe (Podiceps auritus)

 

Threatened

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)

Lark Sparrow (Chondestes grammacus)

Marbled Godwit (Limosa fedoa)

Nelson’s Sparrow (Ammodramus nelsoni)

Northern Goshawk (Accipiter gentilis)

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)

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)

Common Nighthawk (Chordeiles minor)

Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus)

Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis)

Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia aestiva)

Black-capped Chickadee

Chipping Sparrow


Fungi and Lichens

Deer Mushroom (Pluteus cervinus)

Field Dog Lichen (Peltigera rufescens)

Lobster Mushroom (Hypomyces lactifluorum)

Russula pulchra

Russula pulchra

Insects and Arachnids

dog day cicada (Neotibicen canicularis)

end band net-winged beetle (Calopteron terminale)

great spangled fritillary (Speyeria cybele)

dog day cicada

Mammals

American black bear (Ursus americanus)

American red squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus)

eastern chipmunk (Tamias striatus)

whitetail deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

American black bear

Plants

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

 

Endangered

Frenchman’s Bluff moonwort (Botrychium gallicomontanum)

 

Threatened

clustered broomrape (Orobanche fasciculata)

Holboell’s rockcress (Boechera retrofracta)

 

Special concern

blanket flower (Gaillardia aristata)

blunt sedge (Carex obtusata)

creeping juniper (Juniperus horizontalis)

dry sedge (Carex xerantica)

least moonwort (Botrychium simplex)

small white lady’s slipper (Cypripedium candidum)

spikeoat (Avenula hookeri)

 
 

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

 
 

Plants frequently found in:

Bur Oak - (Prairie Herb) Woodland FDw24a

Dry Barrens Oak Savanna (Northern) UPn13b

Dry Sand - Gravel Oak Savanna (Northern) UPn13c

Dry Sand - Gravel Prairie (Northern) UPn12b

Green Ash - Bur Oak - Elm Forest MHw36a

Mesic Prairie (Northern) UPn23b

Northern Bulrush - Spikerush Marsh MRn93

Northwestern Dry-Mesic Oak Woodland FDw24

Prairie Meadow/Carr WMp73a

Sand/Gravel/Cobble River Shore RVx32

Wet Brush-Prairie (Northern) WPn53b

 
 

 

absinth wormwood (Artemisia absinthium)

American basswood (Tilia americana var. americana)

American red raspberry (Rubus idaeus ssp. strigosus)

aniseroot (Osmorhiza longistylis)

asparagus (asparagus officinalis)

big bluestem (Andropogon gerardii)

black medick (Medicago lupulina)

black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta var. pulcherrima)

bland sweet cicely (Osmorhiza claytonii)

blue giant hyssop (Agastache foeniculum)

Blue Ridge carrionflower (Smilax lasioneura)

boxelder (Acer negundo)

bur oak (Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa)

Canada goldenrod (Solidago canadensis)

Canada mayflower (Maianthemum canadense)

Canada wildrye (Elymus canadensis)

Canadian horseweed (Conyza canadensis)

Canadian milkvetch (Astragalus canadensis var. canadensis)

candle anemone (Anemone cylindrica)

cleavers (Galium aparine)

common dandelion (Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale)

common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

common plantain (Plantago major)

common strawberry (Fragaria virginiana)

common yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

curly dock (Rumex crispus)

dotted blazing star (Liatris punctata var. punctata)

early meadow rue (Thalictrum dioicum)

false sunflower (Heliopsis helianthoides var. occidentalis)

field chickweed (Cerastium arvense)

field horsetail (Equisetum arvense)

gray goldenrod (Solidago nemoralis)

gray-headed coneflower (Ratibida pinnata)

green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica)

hairy false goldenaster (Heterotheca villosa var. villosa)

harebell (Campanula rotundifolia)

narrow-leaved cattail (Typha angustifolia)

northern bedstraw (Galium boreale)

obedient plant (Physostegia virginiana)

oval-leaf milkweed (Asclepias ovalifolia)

plains cottonwood (Populus deltoides ssp. molinifera)

prairie blazing star (Liatris pycnostachya var. pycnostachya)

prairie onion (Allium stellatum)

prairie rose (Rosa arkansana)

prairie sagewort (Artemisia frigida)

purple prairie clover (Dalea purpurea var. purpurea)

quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides)

rattlesnake fern (Botrypus virginianus)

red osier dogwood (Cornus sericea ssp. sericea)

rough blazing star (Liatris aspera)

scouring rush horsetail (Equisetum hyemale var. affine)

silky aster (Symphyotrichum sericeum)

smooth blue aster (Symphyotrichum laeve)

spotted water hemlock (Cicuta maculata var. maculata)

stiff goldenrod (Solidago rigida)

stiff sunflower (Helianthus pauciflorus ssp. subrhomboideus)

streamside fleabane (Erigeron glabellus var. pubescens)

tall meadow rue (Thalictrum dasycarpum)

tall thimbleweed (Anemone virginiana)

western ironweed (Vernonia fasciculata ssp. corymbosa)

western poison ivy (Toxicodendron rydbergii)

white campion (Silene latifolia ssp. alba)

white clover (Trifolium repens)

white sage (Artemisia ludoviciana ssp. ludoviciana)

white sweet clover (Melilotus albus)

wild bergamot (Monarda fistulosa)

wild mint (Mentha arvensis)

wolfberry (Symphoricarpos occidentalis)

woodbine (Parthenocissus vitacea)

yellow foxtail (Setaria pumila ssp. pumila)

 

Acer negundo (boxelder)

Achillea millefolium (common yarrow)

Agastache foeniculum (blue giant hyssop)

Allium stellatum (prairie onion)

Andropogon gerardii (big bluestem)

Anemone cylindrica (candle anemone)

Anemone virginiana (tall thimbleweed)

Artemisia absinthium (absinth wormwood)

Artemisia frigida (prairie sagewort)

Artemisia ludoviciana ssp. ludoviciana (white sage)

Asclepias ovalifolia (oval-leaf milkweed)

Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)

Asparagus officinalis (asparagus)

Astragalus canadensis var. canadensis (Canadian milkvetch)

Botrypus virginianus (rattlesnake fern)

Campanula rotundifolia (harebell)

Cerastium arvense (field chickweed)

Cicuta maculata var. maculata (spotted water hemlock)

Conyza canadensis (Canadian horseweed)

Cornus sericea ssp. sericea (red osier dogwood)

Dalea purpurea var. purpurea (purple prairie clover)

Elymus canadensis (Canada wildrye)

Equisetum arvense (field horsetail)

Equisetum hyemale var. affine (scouring rush horsetail)

Erigeron glabellus var. pubescens (streamside fleabane)

Fragaria virginiana (common strawberry)

Fraxinus pennsylvanica (green ash)

Galium aparine (cleavers)

Galium boreale (northern bedstraw)

Helianthus pauciflorus ssp. subrhomboideus (stiff sunflower)

Heliopsis helianthoides var. occidentalis (false sunflower)

Heterotheca villosa var. villosa (hairy false goldenaster)

Liatris aspera (rough blazing star)

Liatris punctata var. punctata (dotted blazing star)

Liatris pycnostachya var. pycnostachya (prairie blazing star)

Maianthemum canadense (Canada mayflower)

Medicago lupulina (black medick)

Melilotus albus (white sweet clover)

Mentha arvensis (wild mint)

Monarda fistulosa (wild bergamot)

Osmorhiza claytonii (bland sweet cicely)

Osmorhiza longistylis (aniseroot)

Parthenocissus vitacea (woodbine)

Physostegia virginiana (obedient plant)

Plantago major (common plantain)

Populus deltoides ssp. molinifera (plains cottonwood)

Populus tremuloides (quaking aspen)

Quercus macrocarpa var. macrocarpa (bur oak)

Ratibida pinnata (gray-headed coneflower)

Rosa arkansana (prairie rose)

Rubus idaeus ssp. strigosus (American red raspberry)

Rudbeckia hirta var. pulcherrima (black-eyed Susan)

Rumex crispus (curly dock)

Setaria pumila ssp. pumila (yellow foxtail)

Silene latifolia ssp. alba (white campion)

Smilax lasioneura (Blue Ridge carrionflower)

Solidago canadensis (Canada goldenrod)

Solidago nemoralis (gray goldenrod)

Solidago rigida (stiff goldenrod)

Symphoricarpos occidentalis (wolfberry)

Symphyotrichum laeve (smooth blue aster)

Symphyotrichum sericeum (silky aster)

Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale (common dandelion)

Thalictrum dasycarpum (tall meadow rue)

Thalictrum dioicum (early meadow rue)

Tilia americana var. americana (American basswood)

Toxicodendron rydbergii (western poison ivy)

Trifolium repens (white clover)

Typha angustifolia (narrow-leaved cattail)

Vernonia fasciculata ssp. corymbosa (western ironweed)

absinth wormwood

big bluestem

black-eyed Susan

bur oak

Canadian milkvetch

common dandelion

common yarrow

false sunflower

gray-headed coneflower

hairy false goldenaster

northern bedstraw

prairie onion

prairie rose

silky aster

spotted water hemlock

stiff goldenrod

western poison ivy

wild mint


Reptiles

One tracked reptile species has been seen here:

 

Tracked

common snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina)

 
 

common snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina)

common snapping turtle


 

 

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