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
[email protected]


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 18, 2021
Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area

Trees with glowing yellow and gold leaves line a calm lake and are reflected back in the water.
"Pennington Mine Lake"
Photo by MN DNR
Weekly report for this park


October 19, 2021
Wild River State Park

Oaks, aspens and pine line prairie, the pines are gree, with the oak and aspens showing muted yellows and browns.
"Oaks, Aspens and Pines"
Photo by MN DNR
Weekly report for this park