There are plenty of ways to get your heart racing and adrenaline pumping in Minnesota. Dive deep, climb high, or shoot the rapids...there are exhilarating adventures to be had out there!
Make a weekend of it! Rent a campsite or cabin and get the full experience.
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Blue Mounds State Park
Various spots offer excellent climbing opportunities—you can see for miles.
Banning State Park
Sheer sandstone cliffs rise 40 feet above the Kettle River, providing opportunities for bouldering.
Interstate State Park
Beautiful climbs cover a wide variety of levels for both traditional and top roping.
Temperance River State Park
Not for beginners, these challenging climbs are and safer to experience with a partner—so grab a friend!
Tettegouche State Park
There is no easy way to get out...except for up!
Snake River State Water Trail
Easy rapids and falls ranging from Class I-IV along Snake River.
Vermilion River State Water Trail
Vermilion River offers whitewater experiences for beginners through experts.
Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area
Portsmouth Mine Pit is 352 feet deep and very clear. This site is great for all levels - beginners to advanced.
Gooseberry Falls State Park
Dive down to see debris remaining from the logging era of the early 1900s.
Split Rock Lighthouse State Park
Most people know how lovely this park is above water, but its underwater beauty is definitely worth exploring.