Zippel Bay State Park

3684 54th Avenue Northwest
Williams, MN 56686


After visiting Zippel Bay, you’ll remember the sunsets and the miles of white sand beach. The park is located on Lake of the Woods, one of the world’s largest lakes. The mood of the lake is always changing, from approaching storms that bring three-foot-high crashing waves and lightning flashes to an eerie stillness, broken only by the faint calls of a thousand raucous gulls, out of sight in the lake’s interior. In summer, the 3,000-acre park offers a swimming beach and picnic area on the big lake, drive-in campsites and a group camp, a marina on Zippel Bay and a stone jetty providing protected access to Lake of the Woods.

Park Highlights:
Bird Watching
Winter Recreation


Drive-in Sites 57 sites

RV Length Limit 50 Feet
Length is measured from front of tow vehicle to rear of vehicle being towed.

Group Camp 1 Site - Accommodates up to 45 people
Site is rustic. A vault toilet is available. Tents, small trailers, and campers are permitted.



Hiking 6 miles


Cross Country Skiing 7 miles
7 miles of groomed cross country ski trails.

Snowmobile 3 miles
Park maintains 3 miles of groomed trail. Within 10 miles of the park, snowmobilers have access to 300 miles of snowmobile trails.

Snowshoeing is permitted anywhere in the park except on groomed ski trails.

Recreation Facilities


Picnic Area Wheelchair accessible
Picnic Shelter Open shelter. wheelchair accessible


Fishing Pier Wheelchair accessible
Swimming Beach Within the park

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