Lake Lillian

East on Highway 7, close to the southeast corner of the county, approximately 17 miles from Willmar, is the town of Lake Lillian. With a special small-town charm and welcoming residents, Lake Lillian has rightfully earned the title of being “A Friendly Town.” On top of the quiet and affordable living conditions, Lake Lillian’s main city park is equipped with a playground for all ages, picnic shelter, horseshoe pits, softball diamond and plenty of room to run or relax and enjoy the outdoors. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, don’t miss out on The Food Garage—the locals’ favorite place to eat out!

The entire community stays very active through many different social outlets. Lake Lillian offers library programs, senior citizen activities, church groups, civic organizations, community celebrations and more. The town itself is close to lakes and outdoor recreational opportunities, including Big Kandiyohi Lake County Park East and Big Kandiyohi Lake County Park West. It’s also within easy driving distance of bigger cities, including Willmar, Hutchinson and both campuses of Ridgewater College.

Lake Lillian is part of Independent School District No. 2534, otherwise known as BOLD (Bird Island-Olivia-Lake Lillian) Public Schools—Home of the Warriors!


City Council  meets at 7 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month in the meeting room of the Fire Hall at 531 Lakeview Street.

City Office:

531 Lakeview Street
P.O. Box 7
Lake Lillian, MN 56253

Photo by Dennis Benson

Photo by Dennis Benson

Community Links

2010 Population: 238
2008 Population: 257
Number of Households: 121
Persons per Household: 1.96
Labor Force: 120
Median Household Income: $26,458

Distance from Airports

Minneapolis/St. Paul: 79 miles
St. Cloud Regional: 83 miles
Willmar Municipal: 23 miles

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