Fall Color Media Room

Fall color reporting for 2021 will begin by September 9. 

This page is updated by noon every Thursday in September and October. News media are welcome to use the map and images in their reporting.

Click the map or images to open a larger version suitable for downloading.
Please credit MN DNR when they are used.


Fall Color Finder


current fall color map


Compare color to past years
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Contact us

Deborah Locke
Public Information Officer
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Photo showcase

1-2 highlighted photos each week from the weekly submissions to the Fall Color Finder. Click the thumbnail to open the downloadable full-sized image.


October 13, 2021
Lake Carlos State Park

Yellow leaves blanket a dirt path through the woods. The path is lined by trees featuring bright yellow leaves.
"Enjoy the colors on display from the large oaks and maples on the Maple-Basswood Trail."
Photo by MN DNR
Weekly report for this park


October 12, 2021
Iron Range Off-Highway Vehicle State Recreation Area

Overlook of trees that go to the horizon. Pine trees dot the yellow fall leaves, a lake can be seen in the distance.
"A view of Leaf Lake"
Photo by MN DNR
Weekly report for this park