Winter Activities Guide

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Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing is a fun winter activity that gets all ages outdoors exploring the beauty of winter. 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.

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

01/20/18

Lake Bronson State Park

Candlelight Ski and Snowshoe

01/20/18

Lake Maria State Park

Winter Fun Day

01/20/18

Glendalough State Park

Snowshoe Along the Creek

01/20/18

Fort Snelling State Park

Winter Trails Day

01/20/18

St. Croix State Park

Candlelight Ski, Hike or Snowshoe UPDATED TRAIL CONDITIONS

01/20/18

William O'Brien State Park

Let's Snowshoe!

01/20/18

Wild River State Park

Snowshoe on the St. Croix

01/27/18

Itasca State Park

Lantern Lit Snowshoe and Ski Event

01/27/18

Tettegouche State Park

Baptism River Snowshoe Hike

01/27/18

Mille Lacs Kathio State Park

Candlelight Ski & Snowshoe

01/27/18

Minneopa State Park

Winter Fest

01/27/18

Fort Ridgely State Park

Snowshoeing with Naturalist

01/27/18

Whitewater State Park

Moonlit Owl Prowl

01/27/18

Lake Carlos State Park

Candlelight Ski and Snowshoe

01/27/18

Hayes Lake State Park

Candlelight Snowshoe

01/27/18

Jay Cooke State Park

Winter Encounters Snowshoe Hike

01/27/18

Buffalo River State Park

Candlelight Event

01/27/18

Itasca State Park

Itasca's Music Under the Pines: Lori Goulet Reich

01/27/18

Frontenac State Park

Frontenac Candlelight Ski/Snowshoe/Hike

01/27/18

Rice Lake State Park

Candlelight Event

01/27/18

Whitewater State Park

Hidden History Snowshoe

01/28/18

Fort Snelling State Park

Snowshoes for Beginners - Program Full

01/31/18

Jay Cooke State Park

Blue Moon Snowshoe Hike

01/31/18

Sibley State Park

Canceled: Full Moon Hike or Snowshoe

02/03/18

Lake Maria State Park

Candlelight Hike

02/03/18

Mille Lacs Kathio State Park

Snowshoeing into the Past

02/03/18

Whitewater State Park

Snowshoe Saturdays

02/03/18

Zippel Bay State Park

Candlelight Ski/Snowshoe/Hike

02/03/18

Split Rock Lighthouse State Park

Split Rock Lighthouse State Park Candlelight Snowshoe and Hike Event

02/03/18

Nerstrand Big Woods State Park

Candlelight Event

02/10/18 - 02/11/18

Tettegouche State Park

Snowshoe Lacing Workshop - FULL - REGISTRATION CLOSED

02/10/18

Sakatah Lake State Park

Candlelight Hike

02/10/18

Mille Lacs Kathio State Park

Snowshoeing for Beginners

02/10/18

Fort Ridgely State Park

Beginner Snowshoe Hike

02/10/18

Flandrau State Park

Historic Building Snowshoe Hike

02/10/18

Whitewater State Park

Snowshoe Saturdays

02/10/18

Hayes Lake State Park

Candlelight Snowshoe

02/10/18

Jay Cooke State Park

Candlelight Ski, Hike and Snowshoe Event - CANCELLED

02/10/18

Lake Bemidji State Park

Candlelight Snowshoe

02/10/18

William O'Brien State Park

Let's Snowshoe!

02/10/18

Wild River State Park

Candlelight Night Ski Snowshoe and Hike

02/17/18

Fort Snelling State Park

Women in the Parks: Snowshoeing Basics

02/17/18

Fort Snelling State Park

Snowshoeing Basics

02/17/18

Mille Lacs Kathio State Park

Snowshoeing to the Stars

02/17/18

Whitewater State Park

Snowshoe Saturdays

02/17/18

Jay Cooke State Park

Winter Encounters Snowshoe Hike

02/17/18

Big Bog State Recreation Area

Snowshoe Adventure

02/17/18

Gooseberry Falls State Park

Gooseberry Falls State Park Candlelight Event

02/17/18

Wild River State Park

Snowshoe along the St. Croix

02/24/18

Itasca State Park

Itasca's Lantern Lit Snowshoe Event along Schoolcraft Trail

02/24/18

Minneopa State Park

Snowshoeing with Naturalist

02/24/18

Whitewater State Park

Snowshoe Saturdays

02/24/18

Lake Carlos State Park

Candlelight Ski and Snowshoe

02/24/18

Lake Bronson State Park

Candlelight Ski and Snowshoe

02/24/18 - 02/25/18

Lac qui Parle State Park

Snowshoe Lacing Workshop

02/24/18

Itasca State Park

Itasca's Music Under the Pines: Julie and Bill Kaiser

02/24/18

Maplewood State Park

Canlelight Event

03/01/18

Sibley State Park

CANCELED: Full Moon Hike or Snowshoe

03/01/18

Afton State Park

Full Moon Walk

03/17/18

Itasca State Park

Spring's a Coming! Hike

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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.