Fort Snelling State Park

In the area

From Explore MN Tourism

Seasonal Update

Drinking Water: Drinking water is available year-round at the park office and Visitor Center.

Bathroom Facilities: Flush toilet facilities are available year-round at the park office and Visitor Center. Vault toilets in the park are open year-round.

Showers: No showers at this park.


Campgrounds: Park does not have a campground.


Contact Notes: Best time to contact the park:

Daily, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Park is open year-round, 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.

If no one is available when you call, please leave a message.

Self-registration is located on the north side of the office, for your convenience, when the office is not open.


Trail Notes: The park has 18 miles of hiking trail, 5 miles of surfaced bike trail and 10 miles of mountain bike trail. In winter, the park maintains 8 miles of groomed cross-country ski trails and 3 miles of hiking trails. Snowshoeing is permitted anywhere in the park except on groomed ski trails. Call the park for more information. Heated trail shelters are available at Picnic Shelter A and the park's Visitor Center.

Season Rentals: The park's picnic shelters also are available for rent year-round. Shelter A rents for $200/day and Shelter B rents for $150/day. Call (612) 279-3555 to reserve a picnic shelter.

Snowshoe rental available at park office.

Naturalist Programs and Park Tours: Naturalist programs are offered year-round. Check out the naturalist programs and other activities scheduled at the park.