Disc Golf is at Garvin Park!
This 9-hole course includes the unique characteristics of Garvin Park as it passes through a mix of oak woods, elevation changes, open spaces, and the ever-present SW MN winds. The Main entrance of Garvin Park is located about 2 miles North of the intersection of US Highway 14 and US Highway 59. A Google Map link is HERE.
The following table includes distances, and par settings for three levels of play. Note also that elevation change is included for fairways from box to target. The total distance of play is about 3,100 feet, while the total walking distance is about 5,100 feet. An overview map can be downloaded from the Attachments link below.
Garvin Park features 4 campgrounds with 50 total campsites (most have electricity), and is open from mid-May through mid-October. Payment for camping is on the Honor System. Payment Boxes are located in the park, or you can leave your payment with the campground host when available.
Maps of the campgrounds, and park are available in the list of attachments below.
$15.00 with electricity
$10.00 without electricity
Nestled in the woods at the top of the old tubing hill, the Garvin Park Warming House provides a vista view of the park; making this a great location in any season for your gathering; whether that is a family reunion, fun day for the kids, or a corporate retreat in a rustic setting. The Warming House Rental is $50.00, with a damage deposit of $75.00, which is refunded, minus any costs incurred by Lyon County for cleaning and/or damages. All reseervations require a 48-hour advance notice, and a rental agreement (attached below) with the deposit, and rental payment colected at the time of making a reservation.
To make a reservation, or for additional information, contact Roger Schroeder at Lyon County Public Works.
Back in the thirties, one of the most popular spots in Lyon County was a 27-acre track of woodland along the Cottonwood River. This park became a reality through the efforts of interested people, the Garvin Community Club, and Mr. H.C. Garvin a retired Winona businessman. In his youth, Mr. Garvin, was a station agent at Tracy for the Chicago Northwestern Railroad. He became the chief contributor of money and equipment for the park.
1. Lyon County has provided for the creation and establishment of Garvin Park for the purpose of conserving open space for recreation, scenery, wildlife, natural and historic objects therein.
2. The purpose of these rules is to provide for the enjoyment of Garvin Park.