Fort Snelling State Park, Saint Paul

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  • A lovely state park located at the south end of Minneapolis. It has many walking trails through woods, a small lake and the Missisippi River to walk to, picknic, fish, etc.There is no camping. Take a ...  more »
  • This state park has things to do year round. Attended family day in the park. REI was there and supported people in learning about cross country skiing, provided the equipment. Other groups had fishin...  more »
  • There are many hiking trails, fishing, swimming and of course the historic fort in this state park. It's a great place to pack a picnic & spend the day immersed in nature, without having to travel far...  more »
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  • I love walking and running in the trails of the Minnesota and Mississippi River valleys. You are surrounded by the metro area, but feel like you have gotten away into the woods. I'm trained for trail races now and these tail systems are a lifesaver with all the variety they offer.
  • Abundant wildlife, deer, otters, beavers, mink, muskrats, turkeys, snapping turtles. All easily encounted just driving around. They often cross the roads. Especially during the breeding seasons. So word of caution, drive slow and enjoy nature. Trails are also well maintained and accessible.
  • Visited here for the first time on Veterans day. Absolutely beautiful park that is rich with history. I would highly recommend this state park to anyone in the Minneapolis area going for a hike or walk with their dog. Walking Pike island saw a few whitetail does and a big buck.
  • A very nice park in the Twin Cities. Kids enjoyed the airplanes coming in to airport. Nice river views.
  • One of my favorite places in the Twin Cities. The historical Fort Snelling is a fun visit, but the verdant walking trails through the forest and along the river is what draws me back time after time every year. Perfect place for dates, family outings, outdoor time alone. In addition: for Pokemon GO/Ingress players it's a hotspot for rare catches+gyms+stops/portals.

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