Park/Trail Rules

By reserving this facility you agree to obey and accept the park and trail rules and regulations.

You are responsible for any damages caused by your group including failure to clean-up.

CANCELLATION / REFUND POLICY: Stearns County reserves the right to cancel any reservation or revoke any user's rights to the park or trail. For cancellations within 30 days of the reservation date, the refund will be 50% of the fee paid.

Sale of alcohol is prohibited without appropriate license from the County’s Auditor/Treasurer’s Office. Alcohol is prohibited in Quarry Park and on the Warner Lake Park beach.

Bicycling is permitted only on trails designated for their use.

No overnight camping is allowed.

Any infraction of a duly adopted Park Rule constitutes a misdemeanor and is punishable by law.

It is unlawful to injure or harm wildlife within the parks.
Firecrackers and other fireworks are prohibited in parks.

Possession of all firearms and weapons is prohibited except where permits are issued. Shooting into a park from beyond its boundaries or across a trail is prohibited.

In Quarry Park & Nature Preserve fishing is allowed only in designated quarries. All MN DNR regulations apply. 
Glass containers are prohibited in County Parks.

Horses are allowed on Park vehicle roadways and on trails designated for their use.
A parking permit is required on all registered motor vehicles in Quarry Park and Nature Preserve. Permits must be properly displayed. The annual permit must be attached with its own adhesive in the lower left hand corner of the windshield. They are not transferable.

Peddling and soliciting are prohibited.

A permit is required by groups containing more than 50 people. Those claiming possession of a permit must be able to produce it upon request. Permits are obtainable through the Stearns County Park Department.

Pets are allowed when attended and effectively restrained by leash, not longer than 6 feet. Pets are prohibited from buildings and swimming areas. Owners must clean up after their pets.  Pets are NOT allowed in the SNA area or any quarries. 
Use of stereos, amplifiers, and other electrical sound equipment will be allowed by permit only.

Snowmobiles are allowed on trails designated for such use.

In Quarry Park & Nature Preserve, swimming is allowed only in designated swimming quarries.

Tobacco and E-cigarettes are NOT allowed around the swimming areas, playgrounds, or within a County Facility.

Vehicular traffic is allowed only on designated roads and parking areas. Speeds shall not exceed those posted. Vehicles parked in the park after hours or in areas not designated for parking may be towed (impounded) at the cost and expense of the owner.

Stearns County Parks Department
1802 County Road 137
Waite Park, MN 56387

Telephone: 320.255.6172