Minnesota State Parks

Minnesota

What to See at Minnesota State Parks

Minnesota is dotted with 10,000 glittering lakes, but lakeside leisure isn't the only thing that draws visitors to its picturesque State Parks. Close to Minneapolis, the confluence of rivers, heritage, and nature reserves results in the state's most popular park, Fort Snelling. There are many more secluded State Parks to discover, however, from geological wonders to swinging bridges, and prairies lush with wildflowers.

Best Minnesota State Parks for Families

Test your nerves as you balance your way across a swinging bridge, gaze out over Lake Superior, or spot fleeing white-tailed deer just minutes outside of the city. Minnesota's favorite State Parks for families supply a plethora of enticements:

Best Places to Stay for State Parks in Minnesota

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Hastings, Dakota County, Minnesota
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Elliot Park, Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Battle Lake, Everts Township, Minnesota
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Best Minnesota State Parks for Hiking

Snowmobile your way across acres of parkland in order to visit art galleries in pretty towns. Follow the Gitchi-Gami Trail, and walk along the Mississippi River. Minnesota's State Parks are filled with highlights for hikers:

Recommended Accommodations for Minnesota State Parks

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Brainerd, First Assessment, Minnesota
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Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids township, Minnesota
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Grand Marais, West Cook, Minnesota
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Best Minnesota State Parks for Adventure Sports

White water raft past billion-year-old rock formations, or snowmobile at high speeds across the countryside. Adventure sport fans will find plenty of fun in these Minnesota State Parks:

Top Offers for State Parks in Minnesota

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Stewartville, High Forest Township, Minnesota
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Orr, Northwest St. Louis, Minnesota
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Cass Lake, Pike Bay Township, Minnesota
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