Wood Lake Battlefield

Wood Lake Battlefield in Echo, Minn.

Jeff Griffith

Wood Lake Battlefield

The Wood Lake Battlefield Preservation Association preserves and interprets the Wood Lake Battle sites of the U.S.-Dakota War of 1862.  One monument site is on County Road 18, .7 miles west of Highway 67. A second battlefield site is .7 mile to the north on 600th Street. Interpretive signs are at each location.

Wood Lake Battlefield: What's Nearby

Echo, MN


The American Battlefield Trust and our members have saved more than 240 acres at Wood Lake Battlefield.

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Related Battles

Yellow Medicine County, MN | September 23, 1862
Result: Union Victory
Estimated Casualties