Scientific and Natural Areas

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Scientific and Natural Areas Program


Minnesota Scientific and Natural Areas
Visiting Guidelines

Scientific and Natural Areas are wonderful places to experience Minnesota's ecological and geological diversity. Many of these sites are home to rare and sensitive features, so please follow these guidelines for responsible use to reduce your impact:


Appreciate Natural Areas for their true purpose

Know before you go

Be light on the land

Do not pick or collect any natural features

Have fun and be safe!