Dorothy Carnes County Park and Rose Lake State Natural Area
Dorothy Carnes Park was originally established in 2000 through a generous private donation that allowed Jefferson County and its partners to leverage State and Federal grants to purchase and protect a total of 514 acres around Rose Lake. Through that process, 480 of those acres were designated as a State Natural Area due to the significance of Rose Lake to the areas flora and fauna.
Today, the park provides year round recreation for hiking, birding, nature appreciation, picnic, dog walking, cross country skiing, camping, gardening, and more. The property has rolling topography, broad views of the landscape, and features restored prairies, woods, and wetlands.
Classification: Conservation Park, Large
Acreage: 512 Acres
Trails: 9 Miles