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Minnesota State Parks

It’s no secret. We love our parks. They’re our weekend getaway, our quiet place, our classroom, our gym and our playground. With so many possibilities, it can be tough to choose. Find your favorite here.

Afton State Park

Afton State Park

Banning State Park

Banning State Park

Bear Head Lake State Park

Bear Head Lake State Park

Beaver Creek Valley State Park

Beaver Creek Valley State Park

Big Stone Lake State Park

Big Stone Lake State Park

Blue Mounds State Park

Blue Mounds State Park

Buffalo River State Park

Buffalo River State Park

Camden State Park

Camden State Park

Carley State Park

Carley State Park

Cascade River State Park

Cascade River State Park

Charles A. Lindbergh State Park

Charles A. Lindbergh State Park

Crow Wing State Park

Crow Wing State Park

Father Hennepin State Park

Father Hennepin State Park

Flandrau State Park

Flandrau State Park

Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park

Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park

Fort Ridgely State Park

Fort Ridgely State Park

Fort Snelling State Park

Fort Snelling State Park

Franz Jevne State Park

Franz Jevne State Park

Frontenac State Park

Frontenac State Park

George H. Crosby Manitou State Park

George H. Crosby Manitou State Park

Glacial Lakes State Park

Glacial Lakes State Park

Glendalough State Park

Glendalough State Park

Gooseberry Falls State Park

Gooseberry Falls State Park

Grand Portage State Park

Grand Portage State Park

Great River Bluffs State Park

Great River Bluffs State Park

Hayes Lake State Park

Hayes Lake State Park

Hill Annex Mine State Park

Hill Annex Mine State Park

Interstate State Park

Interstate State Park

Itasca State Park

Itasca State Park

Jay Cooke State Park

Jay Cooke State Park

John A. Latsch State Park

John A. Latsch State Park

Judge C.R. Magney State Park

Judge C.R. Magney State Park

Kilen Woods State Park

Kilen Woods State Park

Lac Qui Parle State Park

Lac Qui Parle State Park

Lake Bemidji State Park

Lake Bemidji State Park

Lake Bronson State Park

Lake Bronson State Park

Lake Carlos State Park

Lake Carlos State Park

Lake Louise State Park

Lake Louise State Park

Lake Maria State Park

Lake Maria State Park

Lake Shetek State Park

Lake Shetek State Park

Lake Vermilion-Soudan Underground Mine State Park

Lake Vermilion-Soudan Underground Mine State Park

Maplewood State Park

Maplewood State Park

McCarthy Beach State Park

McCarthy Beach State Park

Mille Lacs Kathio State Park

Mille Lacs Kathio State Park

Minneopa State Park

Minneopa State Park

Monson Lake State Park

Monson Lake State Park

Moose Lake State Park

Moose Lake State Park

Myre-Big Island State Park

Myre-Big Island State Park

Nerstrand Big Woods State Park

Nerstrand Big Woods State Park

Old Mill State Park

Old Mill State Park

Rice Lake State Park

Rice Lake State Park

Sakatah Lake State Park

Sakatah Lake State Park

Savanna Portage State Park

Savanna Portage State Park

Scenic State Park

Scenic State Park

Schoolcraft State Park

Schoolcraft State Park

Sibley State Park

Sibley State Park

Split Rock Lighthouse State Park

Split Rock Lighthouse State Park

Split Rock Creek State Park

Split Rock Creek State Park

St. Croix State Park

St. Croix State Park

Temperance River State Park

Temperance River State Park

Tettegouche State Park

Tettegouche State Park

Upper Sioux Agency State Park

Upper Sioux Agency State Park

Whitewater State Park

Whitewater State Park

William O’Brien State Park

William O’Brien State Park

Zippel Bay State Park

Zippel Bay State Park

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Read stories about Minnesota’s state parks in the MN Miles Blog:

2022/23 Winter Events at Itasca State Park

Family-friendly events at Minnesota’s iconic state park celebrate exploring the outdoors in the winter.

Changing Seasons at Glacial Lakes State Park

Glacial Lakes State Park preserves a landscape formed by glaciers, like no other in Minnesota.

Quiet Time at Tettegouche

This iconic state park is a year-round destination on Minnesota’s North Shore.

Sibley State Park in the Fall

As the Glacial Lakes State Trail inches toward completion, a new section just opened at Sibley State Park.

Fall Camping at Lake Carlos State Park

Temps are cool, bugs are gone and the bonfires are warm. Welcome to fall in central Minnesota.

Lake Bronson Adventure Race

This orienteering-style race is held annually at Lake Bronson State Park. Grab a GPS and a friend and head to northwestern Minnesota.

Adventure Report: Lake Shetek State Park

A spontaneous trip to southwestern Minnesota gives our snowshoes a workout.

Guest Blog: Great River Bluffs State Park

Guest blogger Alyson Eversman explores this southern Minnesota gem of a state park.

A Runner’s Guide to Minnesota’s North Shore

From Jay Cooke and Duluth to Grand Portage, the North Shore offers trail running adventures of all lengths and difficulty levels.

Trail Pairings: North Shore Double

We visited two state parks, two ski trails and two breweries on Minnesota’s North Shore. It was epic.

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