Searching for some peace and quiet? Looking for a serene spot for a romantic vacation? In the modern world, it can be hard to find relaxing spaces free from distractions. If you're in need of a calm retreat, these more private Minnesota state parks are for you.
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.
Our favorite hidden gems:
Carley State Park
Franz Jevne State Park
Garden Island State Recreation Area
George Crosby-Manitou State Park
Hayes Lake State Park
John A. Latsch State Park
Kilen Woods State Park
Lake Bronson State Park
Minnesota Valley State Recreation Area
Schoolcraft State Park
Monson Lake State Park
Old Mill State Park