Coming to the park? Know the "Key 3:"
- Plan to be flexible. Explore new destinations and consider mid-week travel. Parks are busy as more people get outdoors, so we encourage you to discover a new favorite this summer!
- Arrive prepared. Buy your vehicle permit, check visitor alerts and campfire restrictions, and download maps before your trip.
- Recreate responsibly. Help conserve these special places for the future by staying on trails and leaving no trace.
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.
- 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.
** At Wild River State Park, cross-country skis are available for rent through a private concessionaire located at the park's Trail Center. For rental rates or to reserve equipment, call Wild River Ski Rental at 651-257-0685.
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|07/29/21||Wildflower Walk: Bugs and Blooms!||Itasca State Park|
|07/30/21||Jr Naturalist: Busy Beavers||Itasca State Park|
|07/31/21||Turtle Crossing||Mille Lacs Kathio State Park|
|07/31/21||Turtle Crossing||Father Hennepin State Park|
|07/31/21||Marvelous Monarchs||Lake Carlos State Park|
|08/05/21||Wildflower Walk: Bugs and Blooms!||Itasca State Park|
|08/12/21||Wildflower Walk: Bugs and Blooms!||Itasca State Park|
|08/21/21||Falcons Live!||Tettegouche State Park|
|08/28/21||Dark Sky Festival||Forestville Mystery Cave State Park|
|09/03/21||Skins and Skulls||Fort Snelling State Park|
|09/04/21||Baby Turtle Rescue Field Trip||Whitewater State Park|
|09/11/21||Baby Turtle Rescue Field Trip||Whitewater State Park|
|09/18/21||Falcons Live!||Tettegouche State Park|
|10/17/21||Falcons Live!||Tettegouche 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.