Enjoy the outdoors and avoid the mosquitoes
Spending time outdoors during Minnesota summers can get a bit buggy. Luckily, there are many ways to avoid getting bitten up in Minnesota state parks. Read these tips or visit a state park that has fewer bugs.
Tips on how to be less attractive to bugs:
- Dress appropriately! Wear lighter colors, loose clothing, and long sleeves if possible.
- Wear a hat to protect your head and face.
- Avoid wearing perfume or strongly scented products!
- Keep cool - sweat attracts bugs!
- Be aware! Always complete a tick check after you've been outdoors.
- Keep bug spray on hand just in case!
Make a weekend of it! Rent a campsite or cabin and get the full experience.
Purchase a vehicle permit today and get a year of unlimited visits to all of Minnesota's state parks and recreation areas.
A few parks with fewer bugs:
We're can't promise there won't be any pesky insects...but here are some places to go where you're less likely to need that bug spray! These particular parks tend to have fewer biting insects because of their geologic and meteorologic conditions.
Beaver Creek Valley State Park
Frontenac State Park
Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park
Great River Bluffs State Park
John A. Latsch State Park
Whitewater State Park