Moose Lake State Park

               
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Area and County

Carlton County

 

 

 


Size

1,239 acres statutory, 832 owned

 
 
Maps

Minnesota DNR Summer Map

 
Park Office

N46 26.149, W92 44.156

 
Hiking Trails

5 miles
mile handicapped accessible

 
Hunting

No hunting


Ecological Classification

Province

Laurentian Mixed Forest Province

Ecological Classification

Section

Western Superior Uplands

Subsection(s)

Mille Lacs Uplands

Land Type Association(s)

Nickerson Moraine

 
Native Plant Communities1

Aspen - Ash Forest

Beaver Wetland Complex

Black Ash - Basswood Forest

Northern Mesic Hardwood Forest

Northern Rich Alder Swamp

Northern Very Wet Ash Swamp

Northern Wet Ash Swamp

Northern Wet-Mesic Hardwood Forest

Rich Tamarack Swamp (Eastcentral)

Sedge Meadow

Sedge Meadow: Lake Sedge Subtype

Sedge Meadow: Tussock Sedge Subtype

White Pine - White Spruce - Paper Birch Forest

Willow - Dogwood Shrub Swamp


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Visits

5/25/2011

  5/21/2015

 

 

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  Baby Swans at Moose Lake State Park
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Published on Jul 7, 2012

Dad was fishing and little baby swans came up and were resting right by us! They stayed for a good 45 minutes until the sun creeped so low that it got very hot where they were. Then they went to cool off in Eco Lake, Minnesota! Saw them the next day while we were kayaking and waved!

 
     

 

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Birds

Five 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)

 

Special concern

Purple Martin (Progne subis)

Red-shouldered Hawk (Buteo lineatus)

Trumpeter Swan (Cygnus buccinator)

 

Tracked

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

 
 

Minnesota DNR Bird Checklist

 
 

American Crow (Corvus brachyrhynchos)

Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

Black-and-white Warbler (Mniotilta varia)

Black-capped Chickadee (Poecile atricapillus)

Blue Jay (Cyanocitta cristata)

Canada Goose (Branta canadensis)

Chipping Sparrow (Spizella passerina)

Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas)

Eastern Kingbird (Tyrannus tyrannus)

Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus)

Mallard (Anas platyrhynchos)

Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura)

Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapillus)

Red-winged Blackbird (Agelaius phoeniceus)

Rose-breasted Grosbeak (Pheucticus ludovicianus)

Song Sparrow (Melospiza melodia)

Spotted Sandpiper (Actitis macularius)

Tree Swallow (Tachycineta bicolor)

Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura)

Yellow Warbler (Setophaga petechia aestiva)

Black-capped Chickadee

Blue Jay

Canada Goose

Mourning Dove

Rose-breasted Grosbeak


Fungi and Lichens

Black Knot (Apiosporina morbosa)

Common Greenshield Lichen (Flavoparmelia caperata)

Turkey Tail (Trametes versicolor)

Turkey Tail


Insects and Arachnids

American dog tick (Dermacentor variabilis)

American emerald (Cordulia shurtleffii)

American lady (Vanessa virginiensis)

boxelder pouchgall mite (Eriophyes negundi)

common green darner (Anax junius)

eastern comma (Polygonia comma)

goldenrod gall fly (Eurosta solidaginis)

hoverfly (Helophilus fasciatus)

mustard white (Pieris oleracea)

red admiral (Vanessa atalanta)

spring azure (Celastrina ladon)

springtime darner (Basiaeschna janata)

western thatching ant (Formica obscuripes)

willow pinecone gall midge (Rabdophaga strobiloides)

American lady

common green darner

eastern comma

springtime darner


Mammals

American beaver (Castor canadensis)

American red squirrel (Tamiasciurus hudsonicus)

eastern chipmunk (Tamias striatus)

whitetail deer (Odocoileus virginianus)

American red squirrel


Plants

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

 
 

Plants frequently found in:

Aspen - Ash Forest MHn46a

Black Ash - Basswood Forest MHn46b

Northern Mesic Hardwood Forest MHn35

Northern Rich Alder Swamp FPn73

Northern Very Wet Ash Swamp WFn64

Northern Wet Ash Swamp WFn55

Northern Wet-Mesic Hardwood Forest MHn46

Rich Tamarack Swamp (Eastcentral) FPn72a

Sedge Meadow WMn82b

Sedge Meadow: Lake Sedge Subtype WMn82b4

Sedge Meadow: Tussock Sedge Subtype WMn82b2

White Pine - White Spruce - Paper Birch Forest MHn44b

Willow - Dogwood Shrub Swamp WMn82a

 
 

 

alsike clover (Trifolium hybridum)

American basswood (Tilia americana var. americana)

American black currant (Ribes americanum)

American elm (Ulmus americana)

American plum (Prunus americana)

American red raspberry (Rubus idaeus ssp. strigosus)

American starflower (Lysimachia borealis)

Amur maple (Acer ginnala)

balsam fir (Abies balsamea var. balsamea)

balsam poplar (Populus balsamifera)

bigleaf aster (Eurybia macrophylla)

black cherry (Prunus serotina var. serotina)

black spruce (Picea mariana)

black-seeded plantain (Plantago rugelii var. rugelii)

bland sweet cicely (Osmorhiza claytonii)

bloodroot (Sanguinaria canadensis)

bluebead lily (Clintonia borealis)

boxelder (Acer negundo var. negundo)

Canada mayflower (Maianthemum canadense)

chokecherry (Prunus virginiana var. virginiana)

clasping-leaved twisted-stalk (Streptopus amplexifolius)

common blue violet (Viola sororia)

common buckthorn (Rhamnus cathartica)

common burdock (Arctium minus)

common dandelion (Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale)

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

common milkweed (Asclepias syriaca)

common strawberry (Fragaria virginiana)

common tansy (Tanacetum vulgare)

common yarrow (Achillea millefolium)

downy yellow violet (Viola pubescens var. peckii)

dwarf raspberry (Rubus pubescens)

dwarf ginseng (Panax trifolius)

eastern prickly gooseberry (Ribes cynosbati)

eastern white pine (Pinus strobus)

elliptic shin-leaf (Pyrola elliptica)

field horsetail (Equisetum arvense)

fragrant bedstraw (Galium triflorum)

green ash (Fraxinus pennsylvanica)

ground ivy (Glechoma hederacea)

hairy woodrush (Luzula acuminata ssp. acuminata)

inland serviceberry (Amelanchier interior)

interrupted fern (Osmunda claytoniana)

Jack-in-the-pulpit (Arisaema triphyllum)

kidney-leaved buttercup (Ranunculus abortivus)

kidney-leaved violet (Viola renifolia)

large-flowered bellwort (Uvularia grandiflora)

lowbush blueberry (Vaccinium angustifolium)

narrow-leaved cattail (Typha angustifolia)

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

northern pin oak (Quercus ellipsoidalis)

northern red oak (Quercus rubra)

orange daylily (Hemerocallis fulva)

ostrich fern (Matteuccia struthiopteris var. pensylvanica)

paper birch (Betula papyrifera var. papyrifera)

Pennsylvania sedge (Carex pensylvanica)

prickly rose (Rosa acicularis ssp. sayi)

quaking aspen (Populus tremuloides)

red clover (Trifolium pratense)

red maple (Acer rubrum var. rubrum)

red osier dogwood (Cornus sericea ssp. sericea)

red pine (Pinus resinosa)

round-lobed hepatica (Anemone americana)

sensitive fern (Onoclea sensibilis)

silver maple (Acer saccharinum)

silvery cinquefoil (Potentilla argentea)

slender willow (Salix petiolaris)

smooth scouring rush (Equisetum laevigatum)

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

speckled alder (Alnus incana ssp. rugosa)

stinging nettle (Urtica dioica ssp. gracilis)

sugar maple (Acer saccharum ssp. saccharum)

tamarack (Larix laricina)

Tartarian honeysuckle (Lonicera tatarica)

timothy (Phleum pratense)

variegated yellow pond lily (Nuphar variegata)

white clover (Trifolium repens)

white rattlesnake root (Nabalus albus)

white spruce (Picea glauca)

wild geranium (Geranium maculatum)

wild ginger (Asarum canadense)

wild leek (Allium tricoccum)

wild oats (Uvularia sessilifolia)

wild parsnip (Pastinaca sativa)

wild sarsaparilla (Aralia nudicaulis)

winter cress (Barbarea vulgaris)

wood anemone (Anemone quinquefolia var. quinquefolia)

woodbine (Parthenocissus vitacea)

woodland horsetail (Equisetum sylvaticum)

yellow marsh marigold (Caltha palustris var. palustris)

 

Abies balsamea var. balsamea (balsam fir)

Acer ginnala (Amur maple)

Acer negundo var. negundo (boxelder)

Acer rubrum var. rubrum (red maple)

Acer saccharinum (silver maple)

Acer saccharum ssp. saccharum (sugar maple)

Achillea millefolium (common yarrow)

Allium tricoccum (wild leek)

Alnus incana ssp. rugosa (speckled alder)

Amelanchier interior (inland serviceberry)

Anemone americana (round-lobed hepatica)

Anemone quinquefolia var. quinquefolia (wood anemone)

Aralia nudicaulis (wild sarsaparilla)

Arctium minus (common burdock)

Arisaema triphyllum (Jack-in-the-pulpit)

Asarum canadense (wild ginger)

Asclepias syriaca (common milkweed)

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

Barbarea vulgaris (winter cress)

Betula papyrifera var. papyrifera (paper birch)

Caltha palustris var. palustris (yellow marsh marigold)

Carex pensylvanica (Pennsylvania sedge)

Clintonia borealis (bluebead lily)

Cornus sericea ssp. sericea (red osier dogwood)

Equisetum arvense (field horsetail)

Equisetum laevigatum (smooth scouring rush)

Equisetum sylvaticum (woodland horsetail)

Eurybia macrophylla (bigleaf aster)

Fragaria virginiana (common strawberry)

Fraxinus pennsylvanica (green ash)

Galium triflorum (fragrant bedstraw)

Geranium maculatum (wild geranium)

Glechoma hederacea (ground ivy)

Hemerocallis fulva (orange daylily)

Larix laricina (tamarack)

Lonicera tatarica (Tartarian honeysuckle)

Luzula acuminata ssp. acuminata (hairy woodrush)

Lysimachia borealis (American starflower)

Maianthemum canadense (Canada mayflower)

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

Matteuccia struthiopteris var. pensylvanica (ostrich fern)

Nabalus albus (white rattlesnake root)

Nuphar variegata (variegated yellow pond lily)

Onoclea sensibilis (sensitive fern)

Osmorhiza claytonii (bland sweet cicely)

Osmunda claytoniana (interrupted fern)

Panax trifolius (dwarf ginseng)

Parthenocissus vitacea (woodbine)

Pastinaca sativa (wild parsnip)

Phleum pratense (timothy)

Picea glauca (white spruce)

Picea mariana (black spruce)

Pinus resinosa (red pine)

Pinus strobus (eastern white pine)

Plantago rugelii var. rugelii (black-seeded plantain)

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

Populus balsamifera (balsam poplar)

Populus tremuloides (quaking aspen)

Potentilla argentea (silvery cinquefoil)

Prunus americana (American plum)

Prunus serotina var. serotina (black cherry)

Prunus virginiana var. virginiana (chokecherry)

Pyrola elliptica (elliptic shin-leaf)

Quercus ellipsoidalis (northern pin oak)

Quercus rubra (northern red oak)

Ranunculus abortivus (kidney-leaved buttercup)

Rhamnus cathartica (common buckthorn)

Ribes americanum (American black currant)

Ribes cynosbati (eastern prickly gooseberry)

Rosa acicularis ssp. sayi (prickly rose)

Rubus idaeus ssp. strigosus (American red raspberry)

Rubus pubescens (dwarf raspberry)

Salix petiolaris (slender willow)

Sanguinaria canadensis (bloodroot)

Streptopus amplexifolius (clasping-leaved twisted-stalk)

Tanacetum vulgare (common tansy)

Taraxacum officinale ssp. officinale (common dandelion)

Tilia americana var. americana (American basswood)

Trifolium hybridum (alsike clover)

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)

Uvularia sessilifolia (wild oats)

Vaccinium angustifolium (lowbush blueberry)

Viola pubescens var. peckii (downy yellow violet)

Viola renifolia (kidney-leaved violet)

Viola sororia (common blue violet)

alsike clover

American black currant

American starflower

black cherry

bluebead lily

Canada mayflower

common blue violet

common false Solomon’s seal

common yarrow

eastern prickly gooseberry

fragrant bedstraw

ground ivy

kidney-leaved violet

large-flowered bellwort

orange daylily

prairie rose

red clover

red osier dogwood

silvery cinquefoil

Tartarian honeysuckle

variegated yellow pond lily

white clover

wild geranium

wild leek

wood anemone


Reptiles

painted turtle (Chrysemys picta)

painted turtle


 

 

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