Wide Open Spaces


Swift County's landscape offers priaires and forests, lakes and streams - variety for all to satisfy your outdoor passion. So whether it is parks, swimming, playgrounds, picnic areas or trails you seek to explore - you'll soon discover Swift County is truly Enterprising by Nature!

Appleton Area Off-Highway Vehicle Park

The Appleton Area OHV Park has trails for all-terrain vehicles, off-road vehicles and off-highway motorcycles. There are trails ranging in difficulty from easiest (marked in green, like ski trails), more difficult (blue) and most difficult (black). There are 20 miles of trails–plenty of distance to entertain and challenge you all day. Nearby Appleton provides hotel accomodations, restaurants, gas and any facilities you may need. Some of the trails are actually old railroad lines, and certain trails are only for certain vehicles, so be sure to check before you ride.

Swift Falls County Park

Activities for the whole family abound in Swif Falls County Park!  Nestled in rolling hills created long ago by retreating glacial activity, the park offers a sense of serentiy and pleasure with each visit.  The park is located on the banks of the Chippewa Rvier in the village of Swift Falls Minnesota (The best little town by a dam site).  Come for the camping, fishing, playground or just to enjoy the community!

Monson State Park

Cast you line for walleye, northerns, bass, and sunfish in Monson Lake.  Birdwatchers look for white pelicans, blue herons, western grebes, and songbirds in this 346 acre park with a diverse landscape of wetlands and hardwood forests. The park inlcudes a quiet campground and wooded picnic area. Paddle the lake and take a short portage that leads from Monson Lake to West Sunburg Lake.  Learn more about Monson's wildlife, history, geology and landcape.

Golf Courses

Swift County has three! 

The Benson Golf Club is an 18-hole layout that offers a challenging, yet fair, test of golf for all levels of play. Just a few yards away, you will find one of the best short game practice areas anywhere. Sharpen your game from 125 yards on in.

The Appleton Golf Club is a beautiful 9-hole golf course along the Pomme de Terre River. Par 36.