PLUM CREEK PARK WRAPS UP THE 2023 CAMPING SEASON
Redwood County’s premier county park – Plum Creek Park had another great camping season!
Plum Creek Park is located just outside of Walnut Grove, home of the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum and Pageant. Nestled on 215 acres of rolling prairie and mixed forest Plum Creek Park is home to some breathtaking views. You can take a walk on over three miles of hiking trails, rent a kayak or paddle board, or throw in a line and enjoy some fishing or a swim in Lake Laura, or dip your toes in Plum Creek. The campground features 64 RV campsites, 13 primitive sites and 6 spacious camper cabins.
As we wrap up another camping season, we had nearly 700 reservations, from 40 different states, four Canadian Provinces and even a family from France! It’s so awesome to see an increase in the number of reservations and even more awesome to see how far people are traveling to enjoy our beautiful park!
Camping wasn’t the only thing keeping the park busy this summer. Many visitors enjoyed time on Lake Laura; playing Frisbee golf and walking our trails. Plum Creek Park also hosted a weekly volleyball league in the Lower Park, along with a busy Varsity softball and youth baseball seasons. We had nearly 20 softball games and over 30 youth baseball games with many double-headers each night. Our fields were buzzing with so many athletes and spectators.
Planning efforts across the Laura Ingalls Wilder Museum and Pageant are underway as the 50th anniversary of Little House on the Prairie is celebrated this next year! If you are planning to partake in any of the festivities or are already making summer plans – mark your calendar as online reservations for the 2024 camping season will open on Tuesday, January 9 at 10 am.
By: Adam Kletscher, Park Ranger