The Goodhue County Public Works department maintains and operates the County’s parks and trails for recreational use. The department is responsible for the protection and preservation of land in its natural state, while providing for outdoor natural resource-oriented recreational activities.
Goodhue County’s Lake Byllesby Park is located on the south side of Lake Byllesby, approximately 1 mile west of US HWY 52 on the north side of MN State Hwy 19, west of Cannon Falls, in the northwest corner of Goodhue County. In addition to this 25 acre park site, the County owns 7.5 acres of shoreland located about 600 feet west of the main park.
Lake Byllesby Park has been a ‘primitive’ park for several years. In 1994 the County Board adopted the Byllesby Park Master Plan. Since that time, several of the proposed improvements have been implemented.
Amenities at Goodhue County’s Lake Byllesby Park include a fishing dock, boat launch, marked swimming area (no lifeguard on duty), play area, volley ball court, walking trails, picnic areas with grills, 3 covered picnic shelters, several portable toilets, and hard surface parking lots. There are several benches placed along the water front as well. The Park is handicap accessible. There are paved paths from the walking trails to the 3 picnic shelters. There is no fee to enter or use Goodhue County’s Lake Byllesby Park.
Lake Byllesby Park; Upper Lake area, has additional boat launch and picnic area on 12 acres of County-owned land is located on the shore of Lake Byllesby, approximately 2.5 miles west (as the crow flies) from the main Park area. This location offers a fishing boat launch, picnic benches, and portable toilets. Access to this Park is off of 23rd Ave Way, which is approximately 1 mile east of TH 56. This Park is not handicap accessible.
Park hours are from 6:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
No overnight camping is allowed in either Park at this time.
The mission of the Goodhue County Parks, Trails and Recreation Advisory Board is to provide a quality park, trail and recreation system which strive to preserve, protect, maintain, improve and enhance the County’s park land, trails, and recreational activities, on behalf of all current and future citizens of the County of Goodhue