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July 09, 2008


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Baylor Regional Park is located approximately 25 miles southwest of the Twin Cities.  It is easily reached either by Highways 5 or 212, which converge in Norwood-Young America.  The park address is:

10775 Cty. Rd. 33
Norwood/Young America, MN

Phone: 952.448.6082.

[Click on the map to zoom in on the area around Norwood-Young America]


Map (area around Norwood Young America)

Detailed Directions

To reach Baylor Regional Park, drive west on Minnesota Highway 5, through Chanhassen and Waconia, to the town of Norwood-Young America. Turn right (north) onto Carver County Road 33 and continue approximately two miles. Baylor Regional Park is on the right side of the road, marked with a prominent sign.

Alternate Route - Southern Suburbs

For an alternate route from southwestern suburbs, take U.S. Highway 212 west to Norwood-Young America. Turn right (north) at the second traffic light onto Carver County Road 33. Continue on two miles to the park entrance.

Alternate Route - Northern Suburbs

If you are coming from the northern suburbs, you may take Minnesota Highway 7 west from I-494 approximately 30 miles until you reach Carver County Road 33.  Turn left to go south approximately six miles to reach Baylor Regional Park.



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