Where to go: Fall is a beautiful time to explore the park. Hike around Snelling Lake to take in the last of the fall colors in Fort Snelling State Park.
What you'll see: The yellow leaves of ashes, cottonwoods and silver maples are falling rapidly on windy days throughout the park. The trees on the west side of Snelling Lake still have their leaves and are showing a wider range of colors. Come check them out while you can!
Also of interest: Join a park naturalist for a fun fall program! On Saturday, October 25 pre-register for Fall Birding for Beginners (10-11:30 am) by calling 612-725-2724. Or join us on Sunday, October 26 for Bdote: Rivers and People Coming Together (1-2 pm).Last updated: October 24, 2014
Canít decide between a one-day or year-round park permit? The DNR has a special offer that can help. Start by purchasing a one-day permit for $5 and visit as many state parks as possible. After visiting the state parks, trade in the one-day permit by the end of that day and get $5 off the purchase of a year-round permit. Year-round permits, which cost $25, provide unlimited access to all 76 Minnesota state parks and recreation areas for a full year from the month of purchase.
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101 Snelling Lake Road
Fort Snelling State Park is located on Post Road off State Highway 5, just west of the main terminal exit for the International Airport.
Phone: 612-279-3550 or Visitor Center: 612-725-2724
Best time to contact the park:
Daily, 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Park is open year-round, 8 a.m. - 10 p.m.
If no one is available when you call, please leave a message.
Self-registration is located on the north side of the office, for your convenience, when the office is not open.