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Casey Jones Trail

  The Casey Jones State Trail is named after the famed railroad engineer Casey Jones, who died in a railroad accident in 1900, and was immortalized in a famed, well-known ballad. The trail was one of the first state trails authorized by the state of Minnesota when State Trail legislation was passed in the late 1960s.

The trail consists of three segments. The longest segment is 13 miles of natural-surfaced, former railroad grade between the city of Pipestone
    and the Pipestone/Murray county line. A second, small, natural-surfaced segment runs west 1. 5 miles from the city of Lake Wilson. The third portion of the trail is a 6 mile, paved loop between Lake Shetek State Park and the city
of Currie. Horseback riding is not allowed on this portion of the trail.

The trail connects points of natural interest, such as remnants of tallgrass prairie, wooded ravines, Lake Shetek and the sloughs around it, which are remnants of the glacial landscape that once covered southwestern Minnesota. Historical and cultural sites around the area include sites associated with Laura Ingalls Wilder in Walnut Grove, railroad artifacts in Currie and Tracy,
 
wind towers, and the pipestone quarries in the Pipestone National Monument


Says anonymous

When was the last time you got out in nature a bit? Casey Jones Trail in Pipestone County, Minnesota is a really good place to spend some time.


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These outdoors activities are available near Casey Jones Trail.
 Campgrounds Near Casey Jones Trail:
Pipestone RV Campground, Pipestone , 0 miles away
Split Rock Creek State Park, Ihlen , 6 miles away
Marilyn DeBates Memorial Park, Jasper , 9 miles away
Horse Hill County Park, Lake Benton , 13 miles away
Hole-in-the-Mountain County Park, Lake Benton , 13 miles away
 Public Lands Near Casey Jones Trail:
Pipestone National Monument, Pipestone - MN , 1 miles away
Blue Mounds State Park, Minnesota , 16 miles away
Palisades State Park, South Dakota , 21 miles away
Big Sioux Recreation Area, South Dakota , 28 miles away
 Hotels Near Casey Jones Trail:
Historic Calumet Inn, Pipestone , 1 miles away
Americas Best Value Inn Pipestone, Pipestone , 1 miles away
Super 8 Luverne, Luverne , 20 miles away
Holiday Inn Express & Suites SIOUX FALLS-BRANDON, Brandon , 26 miles away
Comfort Inn Brandon, Brandon , 26 miles away
 Lakes Near Casey Jones Trail
Lake Shaokatan, Lincoln County , 20 miles away

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