Minnesota Getaways | Peace and Quiet

Searching for an escape or quiet retreat? These Minnesota state parks are for you—peaceful and serene.

Least visited Minnesota State Parks: Schoolcraft, Kilen Woods, Old Mill, John A. Latsch, and Monson Lake

Some of our favorite getaways:

state map showing this park's locationCarley State Park
Quiet is the essence of this park, often colored with wildflowers.

state map showing this park's locationFranz Jevne State Park
One of Minnesota state parks, you can see Canada across the river!

state map showing this park's locationGarden Island State Recreation Area
Virtually undeveloped and remote, with a quiet beach.

state map showing this park's locationGeorge Crosby-Manitou State Park
Excellent wilderness hiking and backpacking.

state map showing this park's locationHayes Lake State Park
The only visitors may be you and the wildlife.

state map showing this park's locationJohn A. Latsch State Park
You'll find scenic views of the Mississippi River Valley.

state map showing this park's locationKilen Woods State Park
Don't miss the view of the river valley from Dinosaur Ridge Overlook.

state map showing this park's locationLake Bronson State Park
Over 356 miles from the Twin Cities, you can't get much farther!

state map showing this park's locationMinnesota Valley State Recreation Area
Right in the Twin Cities, a quiet SRA with great trails.

state map showing this park's locationSchoolcraft State Park
This park epitomizes the theme of quiet places.