Nestled in the transition zone between prairie and hardwood forest, Glendalough offers a true respite from civilization. Crystal clear Annie Battle Lake is a 335-acre, non-motorized "Heritage Fishery" that provides a tranquil fishing experience second to none. Special regulations sustain a steady supply of large sunfish, crappie, and the occasional walleye for the frying pan, and large bass for the camera. Near the pristine shores of this lake are a cart-in campground and canoe-in campsites, all free from the traffic and noise of traditional drive-in camping.
Cart-in Tent Camping
Hiking and Biking
Heritage Fishing/Large Panfish
Canoeing on Chain of Lakes
Sandy Swimming Beach
Cart-in Sites 22 sites
Campsites are located in wooded area from 200 to 1,200 feet from parking area. Wheeled carts are available to campers to bring gear from parking area to campsites. Carts are free. No vehicular traffic in campground.
Canoe Sites 3 sites
Sites are located on northeast shore of Annie Battle Lake and offer access to the lake. Can also hike or bike to sites.
Group Camp 1 Site - Accommodates up to 40 people
Site is located on shaded knoll along creek between Molly Stark and Annie Battle Lakes. Short walking distance from swimming beach, fishing pier, picnic shelter, and the Annie Battle Lake Trail. 4 fire rings and 4 picnic tables. Hand pump for water and vault toilet are available. Tents only.
Self Guided 2 trails, 2 total miles
Beaver Pond Trail - 1.4 miles; Prairie Hill Trail - 0.6 miles
Hiking 9 Miles
Trail access from picnic area and trail center.
Paved Bike 5.4 mile loop (including 1.5 miles on paved road)
Mountain Bike 2 Miles
Cross Country Skiing 8 miles of groomed trail
Snowshoeing is allowed anywhere in park except on groomed ski trails.
Picnic Area Molly Stark Lake
Includes picnic tables and shelter.
Picnic Shelter Open Shelter
Located near Molly Stark Lake. Available for rent by calling the park. Shelter has electricity and accommodates 100 people. Wheelchair accessible.
Canoe Access Carry-in access only.
Golf Course Within 10 miles
Other 2 Wildlife Observation Areas
1 observation area located on Battle Creek, the other is on Lake Emma. Binoculars and field guides available from the park office for free use.
Warming House Trail Center, Historic Lodge
Sliding Hill Prairie Hill Trail Parking
Other Ice Fishing
Fishing Pier Wheelchair accessible
Swimming Beach Within the park
Thursday, Oct 22, 2020 at 10:00am
Thursday, Oct 22, 2020 at 6:30pm
Thursday, Nov 5, 2020 at 6:30pm Central Time