Swimming beaches

Photos of people enjoying beaches at Minnesota State Parks and Trails

Discover a new Minnesota beach


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!

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:

A spring-fed pool with a sandy bottom.

Over a hundred lakes in the park mean you have lots of options.

A large sandy beach right on Mille Lacs Lake.

The lake is clear and deep, perfect for jumping into.

A sandy-bottom swimming pond with a great playground.

A nationally recognized sandy beach on Sturgeon Lake.

A state park with a beach, right in the city!

Rent the picnic shelter at Cedar Hills, just steps from the beach.

A beautifully refreshing spot in northwestern Minnesota.

Miles of white sand beach on Lake of the Woods, one of the world's largest lakes!


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