Management plans for state parks and state recreation areas (SRAs)

Strategic plans | Plans open for public comment
Plans under development | Completed plans

What's a management plan?

A management plan is a 20-year strategic vision for state parks and state recreation areas (SRAs). It guides the development of facilities and management of resources. For example, a management plan will point out where a new trail should be located, which areas should be restored as prairie or hardwood forest, or what the focus for the park's interpretive programs will be.

Management plans are developed through an open public process. Parks and Trails staff work with DNR resource specialists, other agencies, local government officials, local legislators and citizens to identify issues and develop recommendations. A Citizens Advisory Committee, including representatives from local communities, park users, and other interested citizens, plays a key role in the planning effort.

Plan amendments

Frequently, a new facility or type of use is added to a park that was not included in the original management plan. Examples might be timber harvesting, youth or group camping, or mountain biking. Rather than completely rewriting the plan, Parks and Trails staff will prepare an amendment that details the proposed change, the reasons for the change, and the potential effects of the change on resources and management.

Amendments are open to public and community comment during the planning process and an official public review period.

Completed plans

Management plans and plan amendments are available electronically for the state parks and SRAs listed below. Other plans are available for review in paper form in the DNR library in St. Paul.

Afton State Park management plan amendment This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. 2.2 MB, 12/11

Big Bog SRA plan 05/02

Camden State Park management plan amendment This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. 2.4 MB, 05/13

Carley State Park timber harvest amendment This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. <1 MB, 08/10

Cascade River State Park plan This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. 3.24 MB, 02/03

- Cascade River State Park amendment This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. <1 MB, 03/04

Charles A. Lindbergh State Park plan This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. 9 MB, 06/98

Cuyuna Country SRA plans 1995 and 2008 recreation plans

Crow Wing State Par plan This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. 3.59 MB, 06/02

Forestville-Mystery Cave State Park timber harvest amendment This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it.
  <1 MB, 11/09

Fort Ridgely State Park amendment This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. 1.64 MB, 01/06

Fort Ridgely State Park timber harvest amendment This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. 1 MB, 05/13

Fort Snelling State Park youth camping amendment 01/11

Fort Snelling State Park timber harvest amendment This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. <1 MB, 11/09

Frontenac State Park plan This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. 6.41 MB, 11/08

- Frontenac State Park timber harvest amendment This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. <1 MB, 11/09

Glacial Lakes State Park amendment This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. <1 MB, 11/06

Glendalough State Park amendment This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. <1 MB, 03/04

Great River Bluffs State Park plan This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. 3.95 MB, 08/05

Greenleaf Lake SRA plan This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. 2.59 MB, 02/11

Interstate State Park plan This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. 6 MB, 02/09

Itasca State Park plan This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. 16 MB, 12/98

La Salle Lake State Recreation Area plan This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. 6.6 MB, 10/13

Lake Bemidji State Park plan This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. 2.88 MB, 06/02

Lake Vermilion State Park and Soudan Underground Mine State Park cooperative master plan This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. 2.29 MB, 02/11

Minneopa State Park plan This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. 1.71 MB, 06/98

Minnesota Valley SRA plan This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. 15.52 MB, 11/06

Monson Lake State Park plan This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. 3.95 MB, 03/08

Myre-Big Island State Park timber harvest amendment This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. 1 MB, 05/13

Old Mill State Park management plan amendment This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. 1.96 MB, 12/11

Red River SRA plan 03/02

Sakatah Lake State Park plan This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. 8.04 MB, 03/08

Soudan Underground Mine State Park plan This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. 4.19 MB, 1/02

Split Rock Creek State Park plan This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. 3.62 MB, 09/02

- Split Rock Creek State Park plan amendment This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. 1.54 MB, 05/12

Tettegouche State Park plan This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. 2.71 MB, 07/97

Upper Sioux Agency State Park plan This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. 89 MB, 07/09

Wild River State Park plan This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. 2.35 MB, 02/07

- Wild River State Park timber harvest amendment This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. <1 MB, 11/09

William O'Brien State Park plan This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. 4.63 MB, 03/08

Zippel Bay State Park timber harvest amendment This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. <1 MB, 11/09