Most Popular Minnesota State Parks

Want to see where everyone else is going? Here's our top ten-plus-one list of which Minnesota state parks and recreation areas are most popular for particular activities. Want even more suggestions for where to go? Try these:
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Most overnight stays in 2011...

Newest camper cabins...

Best Minnesota state parks for RVs...

These parks have full hook-ups (water/sewer/electricity) available for RVs:

Best places to camp and post photos to Facebook...

These Minnesota state parks and recreation areas have Wi-Fi:

Best Minnesota state parks for a family reunion...

  • The Clubhouse at Itasca State Park sleeps up to 21 people
  • The guesthouses at St. Croix State Park sleep up to 15 people

Best overnight getaways with family-oriented programming...

The following parks have full-time year-round naturalists on staff.
(Visit the Events Calendar to see current programs.)

Best place to spend the night in a tipi...

  • Upper Sioux Agency State Park has three family-size (18-foot diameter) canvas tipis that typically can be reserved from late May through late October

Best place to camp and see wildlife in action...

Best off-the-beaten path camping...

These Minnesota state parks have the most backpack campsites:

Best places to camp with horses...

These Minnesota state parks have the biggest equestrian campsites and the most miles of horse trails:

Most accessible campgrounds...

Each of these parks has a highly accessible campground with an accessible trail: