Minnesota State Parks and Trails

Minnesota State Parks celebrating 125 years.
camper cabin

Camping and lodging

56 primitive campgrounds in state forests.
Camping and lodging with a variety of cabins, guesthouses, lodges, tipis and over 5,000 campsites in state parks and recreation areas.



33 state water trails with over 4,500 miles of paddling.

Fishing from a pier

Water accesses, fishing piers and shorefishing

Over 3,000 public water accesses where you can launch a boat for free.
360 fishing piers and shorefishing sites, with free fishing available at most.

bike on a trail

State trails

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.