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Banning State Park

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Where to go: Quarry Loop trail remains scenic with the "Hells Gate Rapids" .

What you'll see: Trees have lost their leaves .

Last updated: November 1, 2014 

Special Offer for Park Permits

Canít decide between a one-day or year-round park permit? The DNR has a special offer that can help. Start by purchasing a one-day permit for $5 and visit as many state parks as possible. After visiting the state parks, trade in the one-day permit by the end of that day and get $5 off the purchase of a year-round permit. Year-round permits, which cost $25, provide unlimited access to all 76 Minnesota state parks and recreation areas for a full year from the month of purchase.
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Getting there

61101 Banning Park Road
Sandstone, MN 55072

The park is located is off I-35, Exit #195. Follow signs to the park.


Phone: 320-245-2668

Email: banning.statepark@state.mn.us

Best time to contact the park:

Fall/Spring: Saturday - Monday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Tuesday - Thursday, Intermittent ; Friday 10 a.m - 4 p.m.

Winter: Friday - Monday, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.; Tuesday - Thursday, Intermittent

Summer: Daily, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. If no one is available, please leave a message.