Hitting the beach is one of the best ways to cool down on a hot summer day. Minnesota state parks are home to hundreds of lakes and beaches that provide a safe, enjoyable experience for all ages. Scout out these spots to find your perfect swimming hole and enjoy a day at the beach!
- Don't see what your looking for? Use ParkFinder to search for even more swimming beaches.
- Buffalo River State Park and Flandrau State Park have beaches with lifeguards.
- Ditch the itch. Everything you need to know to avoid Swimmer's Itch.
Purchase a vehicle permit today and get a year of unlimited visits to all of Minnesota's state parks and recreation areas.
A few favorites:
|Camden State Park|
A spring-fed pool with a sandy bottom.
Itasca State Park
Father Hennepin State Park
Lake Carlos State Park
Flandrau State Park
McCarthy Beach State Park
Fort Snelling State Park
Sibley State Park
Hayes Lake State Park
Zippel Bay State Park