Chester Woods Brochure (358 KB
The mission of Olmsted County Parks is to foster an appreciation of the natural world through environmental education, natural resource management, and public participation in the stewardship of our park lands.
Learning life-long lessons in natural places.
Chester Woods Park
8378 Highway 14 East
Eyota, MN 55934
Phone: 507 285-7050
Chester Woods Park is located on the headwaters of Bear Creek in the rugged bluff country of Southeastern Minnesota.
Park Hours: 7:00 AM to 10:00 PM
Beach Hours: Memorial Day - Labor Day 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Beach is Currently CLOSED
All vehicles entering the park are required to display either an annual or daily entrance permit. Currently, annual or daily entrance permits, rentals, or camping fees can be paid for at the Park entrance by cash or check only. No credit cards are accepted at the Park.
$5.00 daily or $25.00 annually.
$5.00 daily or $20.00 annually for Senior Citizens
(65 or older).
- Purchased from private developers to assist in the flood control project for the City of Rochester, Chester Woods was finished in late 1994. Federal funding was used in the construction of the park and dam. Total cost of the project was approximately $5,000,000.
Flora and Fauna
Clean Rochester's Water One Garden At A Time
The link above takes you to the Rochester Stormwater website where you can learn about making a 'rain' garden.