City of Battle Lake

Heart of 1001 Lakes
Photo montage: a field of daisies, a family walking on the beach, a tranquil beach scene, and a fishing pole propped against a folding chair at the end of a dock

Community Attractions and Parks

Glendalough Trail Map
Glendalough Trail Map

Glendalough State Park - located just 3 miles Northeast of Battle Lake at 25287 Whitetail Lane, this beautiful wilderness area was designated as a State Park in 1991.  For further information call 218-864-0110 locally, contact the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources at 888-646-6367 or visit their website at  View location on Google Maps  Glendalough Park Location


Glendalough Trail - This trail runs from the City of Battle Lake to and throughout Glendalough State Park.  The Trail, in the heart of lakes country, was completed in 2013/2014. Its gentle slopes and easy access allow people of all ages and abilities to enjoy the beauty of the Battle Lake area.


 Prospect House and Civil War Museum  - located at 403 Lake Avenue North (Highway 78) this  non-profit organization was formed to share the story of “Cap” Colehour, Civil War Veteran and entrepreneur, who settled in the West Central Minnesota community of Battle Lake after the Civil War. The purpose of sharing “Cap’s” house, observations, memorabilia and life is to open a door to history through which those who pass, achieve greater understanding and appreciation for an earlier and important time in the making of our nation. 
Visit their website at  View location of Prospect House and Civil War Museum on Google Maps

Phelps Mill Park
- this picturesque site located on the Ottertail River Northwest of Battle Lake (State Hwy 78 to Co Hwy 1 to Co Hwy 45) is the home of an 1890's flour mill.  The Park is also the site of an impressive arts and crafts festival held in the 2nd weekend in July of each year .   View location of Phelps Mill Park on Google Maps

Inspiration Peak
- located Southeast of Battle Lake (follow the signs off State Hwy 78) this is the highest point in Otter Tail County and provides an impressive view of nine different lakes and parts of three counties.  This area is a State Wayside Park managed by Lake Carlos State Park.  Further information can be found on the Otter Tail County website at location of Inspiration Peak on Google Maps  

Halverson Park - located along Highway 78 in Battle Lake.  You'll find public restrooms and a picnic shelter.  Dogs are welcome in this park.  Across from the park, you can enjoy the beauty of the lake on the Community pier.  Bring a fishing pole and test your luck off this dock.  View location of Halverson Park on Google Maps  

Lions Park - Located just north of downtown Battle Lake on the west end of West Battle Lake, Lions Park offers a playground, tennis court, picnic area, public beach, and boat launch.  Shelter reservations can be made by calling City offices at 218-864-0424.  View Lions Park Location on Google Maps







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