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Chester Woods County Park

Chester Woods is a large park recently acquired by Olmsted County from the Chester family. The centerpiece is a reservoir formed by the damming of Bear Creek. The area around the reservior is filled with numerous ravine and reentrants typical of the erosion patterns in SE Minnesota.

Note: There is an entrance fee for vehicles entering the park.

Directions: From the Twin Cities, take US-52 south to Rochester, MN. Exit eastbound on SH-14 and go through the southern part of Rochester. Continue east out of town for approximately 4-5 miles. The park is on the right side of the road and is signed.

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More information about Chester Woods County Park is available from Olmsted County.

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