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Chippewa County


Natural resource options abound in Chippewa County, wrwhose entire western edge is the Minnesota River. In addition to the many recreational parks, the county offers three wildlife management areas including the well known Lac qui Parle Wildlife Management Area (WMA). It is a goose hunting and wildlife paradise. Thousands of bird watchers and wildlife lovers visit, hike and bike the area every year.  The sight of whitetail deer, prairie chickens, ducks, bad eagles will delight almost any time of year.

Continue your tour by seeing a number of significant “firsts” in Minnesota’s history by visiting exhibits overlooking Lac qui Parle Lake. Fort Renville was established as a trading post by fur trader and explorer Joseph Renville in 1826. Visit the recreated Lac qui Parle Mission Church where in 1835, the first church bell tolled in Minnesota. Annually, the Lac qui Parle Mission hosts Mission Sunday on the second Sunday in July.

Lac qui Parle State Park
Watson Hunting Camp
Wegdahl Park
Hinterland Vineyard & Winery
Chippewa County Fair
Ice Castle's Annual Fishing Tournament

Chippewa County

Chippewa County

Address: 629 North 11th street, Montevideo, MN< 56265
Phone: (320) 314-8399