Winter Activities Guide

Find a state park



You can snowshoe anywhere in Minnesota's state parks and recreation areas, except on trails that are specifically groomed for another activity, such as skiing or snowmobiling.

Remember to check the snow and trail conditions before you head out.

Use the ParkFinder to find parks with warming shelters and other winter amenities.

Let's Go Snowshoeing article from Minnesota Conservation Volunteer .

State parks with groomed snowshoe trails

thumbnail graphic of map that shows groomed snowshoe locations.
Map of locations

State parks with snowshoe rentals ($6/day)

* At Wild River State Park, snowshoes are available for rent through a private concessionaire located at the park's Trail Center, Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For rental rates or to reserve equipment, call Wild River Ski Rental at 651-257-0685.

Snowshoeing in SNAs

You can also snowshoe in a Scientific and Natural Area, where you'll enjoy some of the finest native habitats Minnesota has to offer.

Events Calendar

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11/19/16 - 11/20/16

Lake Carlos State Park

Snowshoe Lacing Workshop

11/19/16 - 11/20/16

Afton State Park

Snowshoe Lacing Workshop

11/21/16 - 11/28/16

Lake Bemidji State Park

Snowshoe Lacing

02/04/17 - 02/05/17

Tettegouche State Park

Snowshoe Lacing Workshop

02/25/17 - 02/26/17

Lac qui Parle State Park

Snowshoe Lacing Class

02/25/17 - 02/26/17

Nerstrand Big Woods State Park

Take A Kid Snowshoeing

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Please note: Occasionally, due to extreme weather or poor snow conditions, an event may need to be canceled or changed. When in doubt, call the park.