Fort Snelling State Park

Trail conditions:

Additional snow at Fort Snelling State Park was minimal this week with much of the new precipitation falling as sleet or rain. Warm temperatures are expected for the weekend, so we expect the trail base to deteriorate further. The ski trails will remain un-groomed to allow time for conditions to improve and grooming equipment to be repaired. All trails remain open to hiking. Due to the presence of ice and/or standing water on the trails, ice cleats and waterproof boots are recommended.

Skiing
Trail conditions: closed
Trail groomed? no
Trail base: 0"
Trail mileage: 11.0
Difficulty: beginner (track)  

The trail(s):
The trail sits in the forested river bottoms consisting of cottonwood, green ash, silver maple and willow. The park harbors an abundance of wildlife, including deer, fox, woodchucks, and skunks.
You can snowshoe anywhere in Minnesota's state parks and recreation areas, except on trails that are specifically groomed for another activity, such as skiing or snowmobiling.

Facilities:

  • Trail users can warm up in the Visitor Center (open daily 8-4).
  • Daily ski passes are sold at the park office.
  • Snowshoes rental available at the park office.

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Last updated on December 06, 2019. Local snow depth is 4".

Getting there

101 Snelling Lake Road
St. Paul, MN 55111

Fort Snelling State Park is located on Post Road off State Highway 5, just west of the main terminal exit for the International Airport.

Parking is available at the park entrance, Visitor Center, various other parking lots in the park, and across the Minnesota River near the Henry Sibley Historic Site (for access to the eastern trails).

Contact

Phone: (612) 279-3550
Email: [email protected]
Contact hours are Sunday through Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., hours may vary. Warming house hours are 9 a.m. -3 p.m., daily.

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