Snowshoe in Minnesota state parks

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.

Before you go

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

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10/19/19 - 10/20/19

Snowshoe Chair Lacing Workshop - FULL

Tettegouche State Park

11/16/19 - 11/17/19

Urban Snowshoe Lacing Workshop

Gooseberry Falls State Park

11/23/19 - 11/24/19

Snowshoe or Chair Lacing Workshop

Afton State Park

11/23/19 - 11/24/19

Snowshoe Lacing Workshop

Lake Carlos 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.