Lac qui Parle State Park
Lac qui Parle State Park WPA/Rustic Style Historic District
Lac qui Parle map shelter
|Location||Off Co. Hwy. 33 at SE end of Lac qui Parle, Lac qui Parle Township|
|Nearest city||Montevideo, Minnesota|
|MPS||Minnesota State Park CCC/WPA/Rustic Style MPS|
|NRHP reference #||91001055|
|Added to NRHP||August 19, 1991|
The state park was built as part of the Lac qui Parle Flood Control Project. Lac qui Parle itself is a widening of the Minnesota River, and the flood control project involved building a dam at the south end of the lake. The dam was constructed by the Works Progress Administration, and other projects were built along the lake. Besides the dam and the state park, other projects included the Watson Wayside, Lac qui Parle Parkway, and the reconstruction of the Lac qui Parle Mission. Three structures are included in the National Register of Historic Places, including the Model Shelter, which houses a relief map (cast in reinforced concrete) of the Lac qui Parle Flood Control System and the Minnesota River Valley; the kitchen shelter; and the sanitation building.
- National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- Rustic Style Resources in Minnesota State Parks: Lac qui Parle State Park