Minnesota is known for its tremendous outdoor recreational opportunities. Since 1972, the DNR has been updating its facilities and programs to meet state and federal accessibility standards, opening the outdoors to people with disabilities.
• Find information on access to state parks, state forest campgrounds, state trails, public fishing piers, and wildlife management areas. Learn about opportunities for hunting, fishing and exploring and enjoying nature.
• Be aware that there are varying degrees of accessibility to the facilities listed throughout these pages. Standards for what is an accessible facility have changed over the years; while a facility met accessibility standards in the 1970s, it may not meet all of today's standards. The information on these pages simply gives you an idea of what conditions are like at many of the DNR's outdoor recreation facilities.
• Please remember, with any outdoor facility exposed to the elements, there is always some degree of physical risk and considerable variability of site conditions. Due to the large areas of some of these facilities, there may be little chance that DNR personnel would be at hand in case of an accident or emergency. Some of the facilities, such as trails, public water accesses, and some state forest campgrounds, have no attendants at all.