Murray County is located deep in the Southwest Corner of Minnesota, were there are “acres of opportunity” and adventures to explore. We invite you to discover our rich history as well take advantage of our many natural resources, including water, wildlife, and beautiful prairie vistas. Murray County welcomes you to explore.
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Wind power is striding into public view, not only for the nation, but for Murray County as an elegant icon of energy. Murray County is proud to host Minnesota’s largest wind farm project, the 205 megawatt Fenton wind farm on Buffalo Ridge in southwestern Minnesota. The view from Buffalo Ridge makes you feel as though are in a world combining the past, present, and future all together in a single scene. For more information about windpower in SW Minnesota please click on the following WINDPOWER WEBLINK
Murray County hosts Lake Shetek State Park and nine other county parks where some of our earliest history can be explored. Murray County has something for everyone; Hunting, Fishing, Camping, Golf, Shopping, Dining and several festivals and events scheduled throughout the year.
Murray County also hosts a looped portion of the Casey Jones Bike Trail near Currie. Heading north on the bike trail from End-O-Line Railroad Park and Museum you observe farm crops up close, tall corn, soybeans thick with pods and new mown alfalfa perfumes the air. Then Lake Shetek named by the Dakota (means Lake Pelican) meanders north around the headwaters of the Des Moines River at the Currie Dam. Here kingfishers dive for minnows and families picnic while watching their fishing poles. Rest spots, scenic overlooks, the Shetek Monument, Smith Lake, wildflowers, birds and animals enhance the bike trail and when you return to End-O-Line Park, a tour and indoor/outdoor fun for the whole family can be enjoyed. The bike trail is approximately six miles of hard surface, easy-rolling hills.
For more tourism information for the State of Minnesota please visit Explore Minnesota.com.
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