snowshoe graphicSnowshoeing

You can snowshoe anywhere in Minnesota's state parks and recreation areas, except on trails that are specifically groomed for another activity, such as skiing or snowmobiling.

Remember to check the snow and trail conditions before you head out.

Use the ParkFinder to find parks with warming shelters and other winter amenities.

State parks with groomed snowshoe trails

thumbnail graphic of map that shows groomed snowshoe locations.
Map of locations

State parks with snowshoe rentals ($6/day)

* At Wild River State Park, snowshoes are available for rent through a private concessionaire located at the park's Trail Center, Saturdays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. For rental rates or to reserve equipment, call Wild River Ski Rental at 651-257-0685651-257-0685.

Learn more about snowshoeing from the Let's Go Snowshoeing: Minnesota Conservation Volunteer article.


Events

02/20/16

Fort Ridgely State Park

Animal Track Snowshoe Hike

02/20/16

Minneopa State Park

Full Moon Snowshoe Hike

02/20/16

Zippel Bay State Park

Candlelight Ski

02/20/16 - 02/21/16

Lac Qui Parle State Park

Snowshoe Lacing Workshop

02/20/16

Lake Carlos State Park

Candlelight Event

02/20/16

Lake Bronson State Park

Candlielight Ski and Snowshoe

02/20/16

Itasca State Park

Itasca's Lantern Lit/Candlelight Snowshoe and Ski Event

02/20/16

Itasca State Park

Owl Hooting Snowshoe Hike: Exploring the North Country Trail at Dusk- 125 Miles

02/20/16

Whitewater State Park

Snowshoe Saturdays

02/20/16

Mille Lacs Kathio State Park

Candlelight Ski

02/20/16

William O'Brien State Park

Let's Snowshoe!

02/20/16

Lake Bemidji State Park

The Bog in Winter

02/20/16

Gooseberry Falls State Park

Snowshoe 101

02/20/16

Gooseberry Falls State Park

Gooseberry Candlelight Event

02/20/16

Maplewood State Park

Candlelight Event

02/20/16

Fort Snelling State Park

Snowshoeing 101

02/21/16

Jay Cooke State Park

Full Suckerfish Moon Snowshoe Hike

02/21/16

Fort Snelling State Park

Snowshoeing 101

02/22/16

Sibley State Park

Full Moon cannapopa wi Snowshoe

02/25/16

Lake Bemidji State Park

Snowshoe for Fun

02/27/16

Whitewater State Park

Snowshoe Saturdays

02/27/16

Mille Lacs Kathio State Park

Snowshoeing into the Past

03/05/16

Glacial Lakes State Park

Snowshoe to the Peak

03/19/16

Itasca State Park

Spring Equinox Snowshoe Hike: Exploring the North Country Trail and Sibilant Lake

Find more events.

Please note: Occasionally, due to extreme weather or poor snow conditions, an event may need to be canceled or changed. When in doubt, call the park.