Fort Snelling State Park, Saint Paul

4.4
#2 of 10 in Parks in Saint Paul
Fort Snelling State Park is located in Saint Paul. Work out when and for how long to visit Fort Snelling State Park and other Saint Paul attractions using our handy Saint Paul journey builder site .
Create an itinerary including Fort Snelling State Park
map
Fort Snelling State Park Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
109 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • 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 »
Google
  • 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.

Plan your trip to Saint Paul

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Saint Paul

Places to stay in St. Paul sit concentrated in the downtown area. The Lowertown Historic District, which includes some of the city's oldest buildings, makes a particularly attractive option. Hotels, guesthouses, and bed and breakfasts here can put you just steps from the Mississippi River, while the greater downtown area also offers apartment rentals and hostels. Staying downtown also puts you within walking distance of most of the city's prime attractions. Additionally, you'll find a handful of national-chain hotels on the east side of town near Interstate 494 / 694.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Saint Paul by other users

5 days in Minnesota BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 23 days in United States BY A USER FROM BELGIUM September, culture, historic sites, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 33 days in United States BY A USER FROM BELGIUM September, culture, historic sites, wildlife, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 3 days in Saint Paul BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES February, popular PREFERENCES: February ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Minnesota & Orlando BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, kids, popular PREFERENCES: April, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Minnesota BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES May, outdoors, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Minnesota BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, kids, popular PREFERENCES: April, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Minnesota BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Minnesota BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Minnesota BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Minnesota BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, beaches, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Minnesota BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans