Accessible outdoors

The Minnesota DNR is opening the outdoors to people with disabilities by working hard to update its public spaces and programs to meet state and federal accessibility standards.

These web pages help you…

  • Get information about accessibility in DNR managed spaces
  • Learn about special DNR hunting, fishing and camping programs and places
  • Find out what permits and licenses are available for people with disabilities

ADA Coordination

Melinda Anderson, Senior Landscape Architect
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Title II (Public Entity) Coordinator
651-259-5451
[email protected] 

No qualified individual with a disability shall, on the basis of disability, be excluded from participation in or be denied the benefits of the services, programs, or activities of a public entity, or be subjected to discrimination by any public entity. The ADA Coordinator is responsible for coordinating efforts of the DNR to comply with Title II and investigating any complaints that the entity has violated Title II.

Please remember, with any outdoor facility there is always some degree of physical risk. Because DNR facilities cover large areas, DNR employees aren't always close by. In fact, some of the trails, water accesses and campgrounds don't have any on-site staff at all. Make sure you know where to get help in case of an accident or medical emergency.