Fall Color Media Room

Fall color reporting for 2020 will begin mid-September. 

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.

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Please credit MN DNR when they are used.


Fall Color Finder


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Deborah Locke
Public Information Officer
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Photo showcase

1-2 of our favorite photos each week from the weekly submissions to the Fall Color Finder.
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September 19, 2020

Itasca State Park

Trees with bright orange and yellow trees line the shore of Elk Lake at Itasca State Park.
"Popping colors along Elk Lake."
Photo by Jennifer Piekarski

Hiking along the shores of Mary Lake along the Mary Lake Trail, look across the lake to see the tamaracks turning gold in the floating bog on the south end of the lake, while color appears on the west shore in the maples, aspen and oak.

Weekly report for this park