COVID-19 Protocols at End O Line Park for 2020

COVID-19 Protocols at End O Line Park for 2020

Following Labor Day (September 7, 2020) End O Line Railroad Park and Museum will be open select hours/days until MEA Weekend with the final day we are open on October 17, 2020. See this link for specific days we are open:

By State Mandate, face-masks are required on park grounds when in indoor spaces. Bandanna face-masks are available for purchase at $1.25 for those who need a mask. We ask any visitor not feeling well (even with non-COVID symptoms) to please stay home. Hand-sanitizer and hand-washing is available in several areas throughout the park. The public restrooms will only be open during hours of operations and will be cleaned frequently. The gift shop in the visitors’ center is open with a wide variety of products on sale. Curbside pick up or shipping of products from our gift shop are available upon request.

Due to staff shortages and to prevent community spread, there will be no guided park tours; only self-guided tours. One-time use guide books are available by free-will donation at the visitors’ center. Certain park buildings will be closed as they have smaller spaces that do not allow for proper social distancing. The buildings that are closed will include: Section Foreman’s House, Currie General Store, Grist Mill, Hilfer’s Depot, and the Minneapolis & St. Louis Caboose. All closed buildings will have extra outdoor signage interpreting the history of the building and pictures of the inside. All open buildings and other high touch surfaces throughout the park will be cleaned daily. Due to lack of staff members, the Historic Manual Turntable will not be spun this summer.

The Lake Shetek Community church services will still be held in the Presbyterian Church on the park grounds each Sunday morning at 11 A.M. Congregates are encouraged to wear masks and practice social distancing during services. Guests are always welcome to attend.

For any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the park at 507-763-3708 or Check in with our website or Facebook page at for any future changes or updates to our operations.