Fort Snelling State Park

Located in the heart of the Twin Cities, this park offers extensive hiking, bike and ski trails that link to Minnehaha Park and the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge. Canoe on Gun Club Lake, play golf, swim in Snelling Lake, or hike on Pike Island where the Mississippi and Minnesota rivers converge. Interpretive exhibits and films on display in the Thomas C. Savage Visitor Center give visitors a good background on the history and resources of the park and area. Trails also allow visitors to hike up to the historic Fort Snelling for a view of military life in the 1820s. This is a day-use only park; no camping is available.

Park Highlights:
Fishing, Hiking, Dakota Memorial, Interpretive Exhibits, Bike trails, Cross Country Skiing

101 Snelling Lake Road
St. Paul, MN 55111
tel: 612-279-3550 or Visitor Center: 612-725-2724
fax: 612-725-2391

Click here to view the Fort Snelling State Park Events Calendar

125 Miles by Bike, Boot or Boat

Join our 125th Anniversary Challenge:
125 Miles by Bike, Boot or Boat

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Are you ready for a challenge? See if you can log 125 miles by Bike, Boot or Boat during 2016! You can accrue miles at any Minnesota state park, state forest, state trail or state water trail—just keep track of how far you go. Use DNR maps for reference or track distance on your favorite mobile app.




Walk, hike, run, roll, skate, ski, snowshoe, horseback


Canoe, kayak, stand-up paddleboard

Snowshoe hikes, wildflower walks, and many other naturalist-led programs will count toward your total, as well as any miles you log on your own. Check the calendar of events and look for the 125 Miles icon green icon to find upcoming opportunities that will add miles to your total.

We look forward to seeing you out on Minnesota's trails and in the state parks in 2016!

Click Here for complete details at the MN DNR website

Contact Us:
Office: (651) 455-6100

Address:  Sherry Howe
7926 Barbara Avenue
Inver Grove Heights, MN  55077

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