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Cleary Lake Regional Park is one of the most popular year-round recreation spots in the south metro. With amenities including a golf course, campground, picnic area, cross-country ski trails, swimming beach and more, this beautiful park has something for everyone.
Swimming at Cleary Lake Regional Park
Cleary beach is free, but unguarded, and is open between Memorial Day and Labor Day from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m, daily.
Family Archery at Cleary Lake Regional Park
Family Archery programs are offered at Cleary to learn the basics of shooting safely and accurately with the help of skilled instructors. Families can test their skills with fun games and practice shooting at stationary targets. While Cleary doesn't have a permanent range, click here to find a list of archery ranges in local parks.
Birthday Parties at Cleary Lake Regional Park
Cleary offers Outdoor Skill Challenge Birthday Parties. These are educator-led parties, where the kids will learn a new outdoor recreation skill for the first hour and a half, and the spend an hour on your own party activities. Party supplies and refreshments are the responsibility of the hosts. These parties are available year round and cost $125.00. Call 763-694-7777 to learn more. For more birthday party ideas, see FFTC’s Ultimate Guide to Birthday Parties in the Twin Cities.
Camping at Cleary Lake Regional Park
Cleary Lake Campground has 20 rustic tent-only campsites at two hike-in campgrounds -- Red Pine Hike-In Campground and Basswood Hike-In Campground. These are rustic tents-only campsites. Book a site online or by calling 763-559-6700.
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