Our vision is to create unforgettable park, trail, and water recreation experiences that inspire people to pass along the love for the outdoors to current and future generations.
In addition to natural resources restoration and management, the division administers grants-in-aid to local units of government who partner with local volunteer clubs to maintain 22,000 miles of snowmobile trails, 3,200 miles of off-highway vehicle trails, and 1,100 miles of cross-country ski trails. It is also responsible for Lake Superior Safe Harbors, and stewardship programs for the state's lakes, rivers and trails.
25 state trails offer over 1,500 miles of developed trail, of which 647 miles are paved.
35 state water trails offer over 4,500 miles of paddling and include public water accesses, campsites, rest areas and scenic views.