For the Techie

Love gadgets? So do we! There are more and more high tech ways to interact with Minnesota state parks and trails. From geocaching to virtual tours to wi-fi in the parks, we're working on ways to keep up with technology. Some people prefer to completely unplug when they head outside, and that's great, but for those who'd rather have options...we aim to please!

Mobile apps

Social media  

Minnesota State Parks and Trails on Facebook Minnesota State Parks Twitter feed



Answer the Call of the Wildflowers! Use a GPS unit to pursue hidden caches and explore 74 state parks and seven state trails, learning about wildflowers as you go. Some parks even have free GPS kits you can borrow. Find one here.

Parks with Wi-Fi

When you want to get away but also need to stay connected, try one of these parks...they all have wireless Internet access in selected locations.


Listen up! Check out some of these podcasts about Minnesota state parks or Tales of Water Trails.

Virtual Tours

Want to see what a place is like without leaving home? Now you can! Check out these panoramic virtual tours, available for all Minnesota state parks and recreation areas, and many of the state trails and state water trails.