Erskine Park: Full range of activities available
including playground, volleyball, tennis, horseshoes,
swimming, softball diamonds, basketball courts.
Win-E-Mac School Playground: Modern plastic play
structure that is well maintained. Slides and climbing
equipment geared towards small children. Located
behind (east) of the School on Hwy 59.
Rydell National Wildlife Refuge: 2,120-acre refuge
established in 1992 with 7 miles of trails. Includes a
visitor center with bookstore, wildlife observation and
photography, hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing,
fishing, hunting and environmental education. 2.5
Miles W. of Erskine on Highway #2, and 2.5 miles S. on
Highway #210 (Scroll down to see listing below for
There are several campgrounds in Erskine and the
surrounding area. They include Lakeside RV Park and
Campground, Farmer's Union
Campground, Union Lake
Sarah Campground. More on these listings in the
Oak Lake Golf Course: A beautiful 9-hole grass
green public golf course. Very reasonable rates to
play, rent clubs, rent carts, and access the
club house and pro shop. League nights are Wed. women
and Thurs. men.
Some other area public courses to explore: Fosston
Golf Course, Sand Hill River Golf Course in Fertile, Oak
Knolls Golf Course in Red Lake Falls. All golf
courses in the area are listed at
A highlight of winter recreation in Erskine is ice car
racing. For more information on this fun activity both
to participate in as well as view go to our
calendar of events pages.
Groomed snowmobile trails are well maintained please adhere
to new Minnesota regulations and drive safely.
Rydell National Wildlife Refuge
17788 349th St SE
Erskine, MN 56535
Refuge Manager: Dave Bennett
2.5 Miles W. of Erskine on Highway #2, and 2.5 miles S. on
2,120-acre refuge established in 1992 with 7 miles of
trails. Includes a visitor center with bookstore, wildlife
observation and photography, hiking, snowshoeing,
cross-country skiing, fishing, hunting and environmental
Fertile Sand Hills Recreation
Area: Located one mile east of Fertile. Ten
miles of hiking and cross country ski trails along the Sand
Hill River and through the Fertile Sand Hills. Trail
maps available at the Fertile Community Center and on-site.
Chicog Wildlife Management Area:
www.dnr.state.mn.us/wmas/index.html 1,624 acre
example of some of Minnesota's remaining mesic prairie.
Winter opportunities include exploration by snowshoe and
cross country skiing. Spring and fall brings migrating
cranes. Location is 11 miles SE of Crookston on MN Hwy
102 to Melvin then 1 mile S on township road.
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