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Minnesota State Parks


The best way to experience a park is the spend the night. You’ll get to see the early morning wildlife and make memories around the campfire.


The parks have over 1,500 miles of state trails. They go bast the best overlooks, and sights in the park.

on the Water

Minnesota State Parks have amazing lakes and water ways. What better way to experience the parks than by canoeing, kayaking or fishing!

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MN State Parks Passport Program

Need and excuse to get to more parks. Think about joining the Minnesota State Parks Passport program. This program, combined with the Hiking Club lets you earn free nights of camping. Find out how you can join and earn some cool rewards.

Itasca State Park Headwaters scaled

Walk Across the Mississippi River

It’s a Minnesota tradition. You wouldn’t think walking across the stream from Lake Itasca could make you feel like a kid again.

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Stand on Top of the World

The best park of the hiking trail, seeing views like the one above. Check out which park has the most epic views.

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See a State Park for Free

Don’t want to commit to a park permit? Did you know there are some free state parks? Here are all the ways you can get into the parks for FREE!

The best view comes after the hardest climb.

Gooseberry Falls Summer scaled

Gooseberry Falls

Minnesota’s most famous waterfall. Gooseberry Falls gets more visitors than any other in the state. With multiple falls

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Tettegouche State Park

The State Park with more epic hikes than any other. From waterfalls to epic cliffs.

Devils Kettle

Judge CR Magney State Park

Find out where Minnesota’s most mysterious waterfall, Devils Kettle Falls is.

Kellel River Stone

Banning State Park

One of the most interesting hikes, check out the beautiful hike through an old rock quarry. It ends with Wolf Falls.