For the Techie

Love gadgets? So do we! There are more and more high tech ways to interact with Minnesota state parks and trails. From geocaching to virtual tours, wifi in the parks, and podcasts, we're working on ways to keep up with technology. Some people prefer to completely unplug when they head outside, and that's great, but for those who'd rather have options...we aim to please!

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Try your hand at a modern-day treasure hunt! All you need is a hand-held GPS unit. Don't have one? Not a on!

Parks with free GPS loaner units:

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Afton State Park
Big Stone Lake State Park
Buffalo River State Park
Camden State Park
Father Hennepin State Park
Flandrau State Park
Fort Ridgely
Fort Snelling State Park
Frontenac State Park
Glacial Lakes State Park
Glendalough State Park
Gooseberry Falls State Park
Great River Bluffs State Park
Jay Cooke State Park
Lac qui Parle State Park
Lake Bemidji State Park
Lake Bronson State Park
Lake Carlos State Park

Lake Shetek State Park
Lake Vermilion-Soudan Underground State Park
Mille Lacs-Kathio State Park
Minneopa State Park
Myre-Big Island State Park
Nerstrand Big Woods State Park
Sakatah Lake State Park
Savanna Portage State Park
Sibley State Park
Split Rock Lighthouse State Park
St. Croix State Park
Temperance River State Park
Tettegouche State Park
Upper Sioux Agency State Park
Whitewater State Park
Wild River State Park
William O'Brien State Park


Parks with Wi-Fi

When you want to get away but also need to stay connected, try one of these parks...they all have wireless Internet access in selected locations.


Listen up! Check out some of our podcasts about Minnesota state parks or Tales of Water Trails.

Virtual Tours

Want to see what a place is like without leaving home? Now you can! Check out our virtual tours, available for many parks and a few trails, with more launching later this summer.