Minnesota State Parks and Trails
Our vision is to create unforgettable park, trail, and water recreation experiences that inspire people to pass along the love for the outdoors to current and future generations.
Camping and lodging
35 state water trails with over 4,500 miles of paddling.
Water accesses, fishing piers and shorefishing
Over 1,300 miles of state trails, including over 600 paved miles and 560 "rail-trail" miles—plus thousands of miles for mountain biking, horseback riding, skiing, OHV or snowmobiling.
In addition to natural resources restoration and management, the division administers grants-in-aid to local units of government who partner with local volunteer clubs to maintain snowmobile, off-highway vehicle, and cross-country ski trails. It is also responsible for Lake Superior Safe Harbors, and stewardship programs for the state's lakes, rivers and trails. Learn more about the division with Parks and Trails 101.