There are plenty of ways to get your heart racing and adrenaline pumping in Minnesota. Dive deep, climb high, or shoot the rapids...there are exhilarating adventures to be had out there!
Make a weekend of it! Rent a campsite or cabin and get the full experience.
Purchase a vehicle permit today and get a year of unlimited visits to all of Minnesota's state parks and recreation areas.
New to rock climbing? Sign up for an I Can Climb! workshop to learn the basics. Gear rentals provided and all ages welcome!
Blue Mounds State Park
Various spots offer excellent climbing opportunities—you can see for miles.
Banning State Park
Sheer sandstone cliffs rise 40 feet above the Kettle River, providing opportunities for bouldering.
Interstate State Park
Beautiful climbs cover a wide variety of levels for both traditional and top roping.
Temperance River State Park
Not for beginners, these challenging climbs are and safer to experience with a partner—so grab a friend!
Tettegouche State Park
There is no easy way to get out...except for up!
New to whitewater paddling and want to learn the basics? Sign up for an I Can Paddle! program and learn how to have fun while safely navigating Minnesota's waterways. Free rentals provided!
Snake River State Water Trail
Easy rapids and falls ranging from Class I-IV along Snake River.
Vermilion River State Water Trail
Vermilion River offers whitewater experiences for beginners through experts.
Although many of these dives are beginner friendly, make sure you undergo the necessary training before attempting to dive in any location.
Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area
Portsmouth Mine Pit is 352 feet deep and very clear. This site is great for all levels - beginners to advanced.
Gooseberry Falls State Park
Dive down to see debris remaining from the logging era of the early 1900s.
Split Rock Lighthouse State Park
Most people know how lovely this park is above water, but its underwater beauty is definitely worth exploring.