The Lower Shelter is the park’s original and largest passive recreation area featuring its massive timber and granite construction. This shelter also has a large grilling area. Nearby is a playground, ball field, Ramsey Park Zoo, campground, & restroom facilities.
Dale Sieme Memorial Marker
Marker on Decomposed Granite Cliffs
Girl Scout Island
This picnic area is located just off the Swayback Bridge, passed the zoo area. It is open to the public year-round and no reservation is needed to use it.
Situated on the Redwood River, this fishing area gives you perfect access to the fish of Ramsey Park. Fish you will most commonly find in the Redwood River include Rainbow & Brown Trout, Walleye, Bass, & Catfish. The pier is located just off Dirlam Trail and is handicap accessible.
Ramsey Falls is picturesque & something you won’t want to miss during your visit. There are multiple trails, including one that goes across the Suspension Bridge, that lead towards the waterfalls if you’d like to hike towards it. However, there is also a parking lot close to the overlook if you’d like to drive instead.
Ramsey Falls Observation Deck
This observation area is where you'll find the best view of Ramsey Falls. The overlook is open all year & visiting at different times of the year will give different views of Ramsey Falls. Depending on the water level, the falls sometimes look like one wide, roaring waterfall while other times it appears as two separate ones.
Redwood County Museum
You will cross the historic Suspension Bridge on your hike to see Ramsey Falls. To find the bridge, start at Falls Shelter and head west on Sanders Trail.
Ramsey Falls Area Shelter gives you easy access to one of the park’s most popular attractions, the Falls itself. From this shelter area, there is a path that will take you to the observation area. This area provides ample picnic space with an open shelter, modern restroom building, and access to some of the park's most scenic hiking trails, with playground close by.
Picnic Area & Playground
Zeb Gray Shelter
The Zeb Gray Shelter features a scenic overlook of the Redwood River and the park’s hogback peninsula. This area also offers access to the waterfall which bears the city’s name. The Falls is spanned by a pedestrian bridge providing a striking view of the Redwood River gorge. Near the Zeb Gray Shelter is also Ramsey Park’s newest playground addition which features all-inclusive & accessible equipment.
Redwood Falls Bridge/Overlook
The second and lesser known waterfall location at Ramsey Park is a dam across the Redwood River. This waterfall is accessed most easily by hiking from the Trailhead Overlook behind the ELCA building which is right off of Hwy 71. You can also walk there on McPhail Trail coming from the Zeb Gray Shelter. A long pedestrian bridge spans the entire length of the dam, so you can walk right over the waterfalls.
Pedestrian Bridge 1
Pedestrian Bridge 2
Pedestrian Bridge 3
Pedestrian Bridge 4
Pedestrian Bridge 5
Lower Shelter Playground
Ramsey Park Zoo
The Ramsey Park Zoo features animals such as buffalo, elk, deer, goats, & prairie dogs. You will also find numerous species of birds & waterfowl including ducks, pheasants, peacocks, & geese. The zoo is a popular park destination for visitors of all ages!
Ramsey Park campground has 31 sites as well as a designated tent area. Our camping season runs from May to mid-October.
Redwood Falls Golf Club
This playground is our newest playground, added in 2021 near the Zeb Gray Overlook Shelter. It is also Ramsey Park’s first inclusive & accessible playground.