News release: Fort Snelling State Park to reopen May 15

May 11, 2023

Fort Snelling State Park will reopen to the public on Monday, May 15 after closing April 21 due to flooding.

While the public will be able to enter the park beginning May 15, some areas will remain closed due to continued flood conditions, ongoing cleanup efforts, and trail maintenance activities. Construction projects scheduled for later this spring and summer also require closing some areas. Visitors are encouraged to check visitor alerts on the park webpage of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources’ website to learn what to expect at the park.

As always, visitors will need a state park vehicle permit to drive into the park. Vehicle permits can be purchased online or in person at the park when the park office is staffed. Find information on the DNR’s state park permits page.

About Fort Snelling State Park

Located at the confluence of the Minnesota and Mississippi rivers near the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport, the park is a popular destination for hikers, bikers, birders and school groups. The area was established as a state park in 1961.

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