Minnesota Scientific and Natural Areas

Showy lady's-slipper, Visit the Wild Places

 

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Natural places worth knowing

Fall colors from lakeshore

Looking for an different way to see fall colors?

Plan a fall color trip to Minnesota Scientific and Natural Areas! Use this interactive map to scope out some great destinations.

Fog over Lost Lake Peatland SNA

What are Scientific and Natural Areas?

Minnesota's natural areas include native plant communities, rare species and geologic features.
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Boots at Falls Creek SNA

Visiting

Come for solitude and an uncommon experience. Find the wild places!
Visiting guidelines »
Things to do on a Natural Area »

Volunteers collecting prairie seed on Lost Valley Prairie SNA

Volunteering

Get involved, volunteer with us! »
Check the events calendar for upcoming events and stewardship projects. You'll be glad you did!