The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) held a public hearing to receive public comments regarding allowing hunting, trapping, dogs under control, and berry picking at the Ripley Esker SNA.
Scientific and Natural Areas are state lands established to preserve natural features and rare resources of exceptional scientific and educational value. The Ripley Esker SNA is open to the public for non-motorized activities such as hiking, bird-watching, nature photography, and snowshoeing.
The Ripley Esker SNA was established to protect a significant geological feature known as an esker which illustrates the glacial activity that occurred in Minnesota within the Mississippi River Sand Plains Landscape Region. Information on resources and location of Ripley Esker SNA can be found at here. Learn more about recreational uses and visiting SNAs.