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.

ALCOHOL
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
Bicycling is permitted only on trails designated for their use.

CAMPING
No overnight camping is allowed.

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

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

FIREARMS
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.

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

HORSES
Horses are allowed on Park vehicle roadways and on trails designated for their use.
 
PARKING PERMIT
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
Peddling and soliciting are prohibited.

PERMITS
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
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. 
 
SOUND EQUIPMENT
Use of stereos, amplifiers, and other electrical sound equipment will be allowed by permit only.

SNOWMOBILES
Snowmobiles are allowed on trails designated for such use.

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

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

TRAFFIC
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

E-mail:  parkinfo@co.stearns.mn.us
Telephone: 320.255.6172