Outdoor Adventure / State Parks

You’ll really feel like a part of the great wilderness in either of the Otter Tail County state parks near East Silent Resort. The wildlife will make you feel energized, and the beauty of the area will give you memories to last a lifetime. But the opportunities for outdoor adventure don’t end at the park gates. Here are a few of our favorite outdoor adventure destinations:

Featured Outdoor Adventure Destinations:

  • Maplewood State Park
    Located just seven miles from East Silent Resort. With over 9,250 acres of woods, eight major lakes and several ponds, this state-protected habitat is great for hiking, bird watching, biking, horseback riding, snowmobiling, swimming, and fishing.
  • Glendalough State Park
    Located 20 miles from East Silent Resort and offers more than nine miles of undeveloped Otter Tail County shoreline and six lakes. This park offers excellent fishing, bird watching, and hiking trails through oaks and northern hardwood forests.
  • Itasca State Park
    Established in 1891, Itasca is Minnesota’s oldest state park. Today, the park totals more than 32,000 acres and includes more than 100 lakes. Walk across the mighty Mississippi as it starts its winding journey 2,552 miles to the Gulf of Mexico.
  • C4 Character Challenge Course
    Just a short drive from Itasca State Park. Are you ready to cross an Indiana Jones bridge 35 feet above the ground, experience 3 Gs of force in a free fall, or fly on a zip line? The Character Challenge Course Co. (C4) north of Park Rapids will set you up with the equipment and the courage necessary to do it.
  • Banded Gand’r Outfitters
    Hunt with Banded Gandr Outfitters! You will be hunting dry fields and water spreads, over 1500+ custom windsock, Bigfoot fullbody decoys, and Silosocks. We hunt out of Final Approach laydown blinds, and also out of 6 man 2 burner heated pits.
  • Viking Valley Hunt Club
    Members hunt pheasants from September to April, on 8 fields encompassing approximately 400 acres. Viking Valley is home to one of the most challenging and scenic fully automated sporting clays courses in the upper Midwest, with 24 fields and 42 stations, plus 5 stand. Members shoot year round.