Explore 1330 acres of precious open space: a large lake, miles of trails, native prairies, woodlands, and diverse habitat for wildlife.
Experience the subtle, soothing sounds of the natural world - a rare commodity in our busy, noisy lives!
Get together with people who share your interests - whether fishing, kayaking, hiking, camping, riding horseback, camping, swimming and much more.
Currently all revenues coming into Chester Woods is deposited into the county's general fund. This Olmsted County agreement with FOCW states that 1/2 of the revenues from both of the camper cabin's rental fees will go into a Chester Woods donation account. This will create a funding stream for many years to be used for park improvements and additional programming.
Chester Woods County Park has established a "Legacy Trail" close to the park office. The purpose of this paved trail is to have a location for our patrons to have a spot of solitude in the developed area, and a location where loved ones can be remembered. This remembrance is in the form of brass leaves which will be engraved and then secured to vertical metal art work. All proceeds in excess of the cost of the leaves will be used for enhancements in programming and facilities in Chester Woods.