Whether you prefer classical or skate skiing, Minnesota state parks have many miles of groomed cross-country ski trails for you!
- Remember to check the snow and trail conditions before you head out.
- Use the ParkFinder to find parks with warming shelters and other winter amenities.
- Anyone age 16 or older must carry a signed ski pass when using groomed cross-country ski trails in state parks or state forests, or on state trails or grant-in-aid trails. You don't need a ski pass if you aren't using groomed trails.
Purchase a vehicle permit today and get a year of unlimited visits to all of Minnesota's state parks and recreation areas.
* State parks that offer cross-country classic ski rentals ($10/day for skis, boots and poles)
** At Wild River State Park, cross-country skis are available for rent through a private concessionaire located at the park's Trail Center, Saturdays from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. For rental rates or to reserve equipment, call Wild River Ski Rental at 651-257-0685.
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|04/22/20||Minnesconsin Earth Day Hike||Interstate State Park|
|05/23/20||Archaeological Research on Trade Beads in the Midwest||Wild River State Park|
|05/23/20||Investigate Trade Beads of the Midwest||Interstate State Park|
|05/23/20||Prescribed Fire: A story of Habitat Restoration||Forestville Mystery Cave State Park|
|05/24/20||Itasca's Evening Under the Pines: Jim and Molly Bauer||Itasca State Park|
|05/30/20||Minnesota River Story||Fort Ridgely State Park|
|06/03/20||Learn the Skill of Fly Casting! Mini-workshop||Itasca State Park|
|06/10/20||Learn the Skill of Fly Casting! Mini-workshop||Itasca State Park|
|06/27/20||Skins and Skulls||Fort Snelling State Park|
|07/05/20||Full Moon Hike||Forestville Mystery Cave State Park|
|07/26/20||Itasca's Evening Under the Pines: Northern Bass||Itasca State Park|
|09/19/20||Itasca's Evening Under the Pines: Northern Bass, Sunset Concert||Itasca State Park|
Please note: Occasionally, due to extreme weather or poor snow conditions, an event may need to be canceled or changed. When in doubt, call the park.