Interstate State Park

In the area

From Explore MN Tourism

Recreation Facilities


Picnic Area

By the River

Large area has two shelters. Pedastal grills and fire rings available throughout the area.

Picnic Shelter

Open Shelter and Enclosed Shelter

Park has two shelters. Reservations can be made by calling the park office. Both have fireplaces and electricity. Enclosed shelter is wheelchair accessible.


In Picnic Area

Equipment can be picked up at park office.


Rock climbing

Climbing permits are required for all group and individual climbers at Interstate State Park. Permits are free, and must be renewed each year.

Individual Rock Climbing Permits (free):
Individual permits are available year-round at the park office. Weekends in May and daily Memorial Day through mid-October, permits are also available at the visitor center. Individual climbing permits are also available at the self pay kiosk near the visitor center.

Commercial Rock Climbing Permits (free):
Organized groups are required to obtain a new commercial climbing permit each year. This requires submitting a certificate of insurance with required liability limits and naming the State Of Minnesota as an additional insured party. Application forms are available by calling the park office at 651-465-5711. Requests for new commercial climbing permits should be submitted at least seven days prior to the climbing event to allow time to process the permit request.

Rock Climbing BrochureThis is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.