Monticello lies next to the Mississippi River in Wright County, Minnesota. Start your tour at the Lake Maria State Park. Apart from regular activities such as hiking, backpacking and cross country skiing, it is also home to the Blandings Turtle, a threatened species in Minnesota. River Terrace Park is another place for the outdoor enthusiast with its campground facilities, camp store, laundry and hot showers. Try out your hand at bowling and other entertainment options at the River City Extreme and pools, water slides and wall climbing at the Monticello Community Center.