Snowshoeing

Snowshoeing

 

Snowshoeing is a fun winter activity that gets all ages outdoors exploring the beauty of winter. 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.

State parks with snowshoe rentals ($6/day)

* At Wild River State Park, snowshoes are available for rent through a private concessionaire located at the park's Trail Center, Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For rental rates or to reserve equipment, call Wild River Ski Rental at 651-257-0685.

Snowshoeing in SNAs

You can also snowshoe in a Scientific and Natural Area, where you'll enjoy some of the finest native habitats Minnesota has to offer.

Events Calendar

11/17/18 - 11/18/18

Lake Carlos State Park

Snowshoe Lacing Workshop

12/01/18 - 12/02/18

Gooseberry Falls State Park

Ojibwe Snowshoe Lacing Workshop

12/08/18 - 12/09/18

Afton State Park

Snowshoe Lacing Workshop

12/15/18

Whitewater State Park

Winter Geocaching

12/15/18

Sibley State Park

Snowshoe 101

12/29/18

Whitewater State Park

Winter Owl Prowl

12/29/18

Fort Snelling State Park

Snowshoes for Beginners

12/29/18

Afton State Park

Learning to Snowshoe

01/01/19

Jay Cooke State Park

First Day Snowshoe Hike

01/01/19

Tettegouche State Park

First Day Hike

01/01/19

Minneopa State Park

First Day Hike

01/01/19

Lake Bemidji State Park

First Day Hike

01/01/19

Itasca State Park

First Day Hike: A Backcountry Exploration

01/05/19

Whitewater State Park

Hidden History Snowshoe

01/05/19

Gooseberry Falls State Park

Exploring Snowshoeing

01/05/19

Jay Cooke State Park

Park After Dark - Art in the Dark

01/05/19

Fort Ridgely State Park

Beginner Snowshoe Hike

01/05/19

Minneopa State Park

Snowshoe Adventure Hike

01/12/19

Gooseberry Falls State Park

Exploring Snowshoeing

01/12/19

Jay Cooke State Park

Winter Encounters - Snowshoe Walk

01/12/19

Start at the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center

Itasca's Lantern Lit Snowshoe and Ski Event

01/12/19

Hayes Lake State Park

Candlelight ski and snowshoe

01/12/19

Held inside the Jacob V. Brower Visitor Center

Music Under the Pines: Lori Goulet Reich

01/12/19

Afton State Park

Learning to Snowshoe

01/13/19

Tettegouche State Park

Guided Snowshoe Hike to the Cascades of the Baptism River

01/13/19

Fort Snelling State Park

Snowshoeing for Beginners

01/16/19

Gooseberry Falls State Park

Fifth Falls Snowshoe Hike

01/19/19

Jay Cooke State Park

Full Moon Snowshoe Hike

01/19/19

Mille Lacs Kathio State Park

Snowshoeing for Beginners

01/19/19

Minneopa State Park

Winter Fest

01/19/19

Lake Bronson State Park

Candlelight Ski & Snowshoe

01/19/19

St. Croix State Park

Candlelight Event

01/19/19

Lake Carlos State Park

Candlelight Ski and Snowshoe

01/20/19

Sibley State Park

Full Moon Walk or Snowshoe

01/26/19

Jay Cooke State Park

Winter Encounters - Snowshoe Walk

01/26/19

Mille Lacs Kathio State Park

Snowshoeing into the Past

01/26/19

Tettegouche State Park

Guided Snowshoe Hike to the Cascades of the Baptism River

01/26/19

Lake Bemidji State Park

Candlelight Snowshoe

01/26/19

Itasca State Park

Get Outside and Snowshoe!

02/02/19

Split Rock Lighthouse State Park

Exploring Snowshoeing

02/02/19

Whitewater State Park

Snowshoe Saturdays

02/02/19

Split Rock Lighthouse State Park

Candlelight Snowshoe/Hike

02/02/19

Jay Cooke State Park

Park After Dark - Night Sounds Walk

02/02/19

Lake Maria State Park

Candlelight Hike

02/02/19

Fort Ridgely State Park

Snowshoeing with the Naturalist

02/02/19

Flandrau State Park

Historic Building Snowshoe Hike

02/02/19

Nerstrand Big Woods State Park

Candlelight Ski Event

02/02/19

Fort Snelling State Park

Women in the Parks: Snowshoeing Basics

02/02/19

Afton State Park

Candle light Walk and Snowshoe

02/03/19

Fort Snelling State Park

Snowshoeing Basics

02/09/19

Whitewater State Park

Snowshoe Saturdays

02/09/19

Jay Cooke State Park

Candlelight Event

02/09/19 - 02/10/19

Tettegouche State Park

Snowshoe Chair Lacing Workshop

02/09/19

Hayes Lake State Park

Candlelight ski and snowshoe

02/09/19

Afton State Park

Learning to Snowshoe

02/10/19

Fort Snelling State Park

Geocaching 101

02/13/19

Gooseberry Falls State Park

Fifth Falls Snowshoe Hike

02/16/19

Whitewater State Park

Snowshoe Saturdays

02/16/19

Gooseberry Falls State Park

Exploring Snowshoeing

02/16/19

Mille Lacs Kathio State Park

Candlelight Event

02/16/19 - 02/17/19

Lac qui Parle State Park

Snowshoe Lacing Workshop

02/16/19

Gooseberry Falls State Park

Candlelight Event

02/16/19

Minneopa State Park

Snowshoe Hike

02/16/19

Start at the Mary Gibbs Mississippi Headwaters Center.

Itasca's Lantern Lit Snowshoe Event

02/16/19

Lake Bronson State Park

Candlelight Ski and Snowshoe

02/16/19

Lake Carlos State Park

Candlelight Ski and Snowshoe

02/16/19

Held in the Caf at the Mary Gibbs Mississippi Headwaters Center.

Itasca's Music Under the Pines: Julie and Bill Kaiser

02/17/19

Jay Cooke State Park

Full Moon Snowshoe Hike

02/17/19

Fort Snelling State Park

Snowshoeing Basics

02/19/19

Sibley State Park

Full Moon Walk or Snowshoe

02/23/19

Whitewater State Park

Snowshoe Saturdays

02/23/19

Mille Lacs Kathio State Park

Family Snowshoe Hike: Wildlife Survivor - Winter Edition

02/23/19

Gateway State Trail

Learning to Snowshoe

02/23/19

Afton State Park

NorthStar Trail Travelers Volssport Snowshoe

03/02/19

Itasca State Park

'Spring' Snowshoe Hike: A Backcountry Exploration


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.