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Discover the fun of snowshoeing with candlelight hikes, moonlight walks, and GPS hikes at many of Minnesota's state parks. Check out a program near you or find a park with snowshoe rentals and start exploring!

Try one of the many candlelight ski events this winter, and remember to check the snow conditions before you head out.

State parks with snowshoe rentals

Which snowshoes?

You can rent snowshoes at many parks and outdoor suppliers. There are a lot of snowshoe styles, so whether you rent or buy, ask for help in choosing the right size and style. The taller and heavier you are, the bigger the snowshoes you'll need. For deep, light snow, larger snowshoes work best. On hard-packed snow, smaller ones will do.

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


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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.