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Banning State Park, Sandstone

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  • We had never been here before; had driven by the sign many times but hadn't stopped. So glad we did! A friend had posted pictures last fall of the park and we decided to make this one of our hikes ove...  more »
  • Had a wonderful experience hiking at this park in the fall. There are a lot of colorful maples. The view by the Kettle river is stunning and view of the falls is very calming.  more »
  • Great place to see fall colors... beautiful state park. It is also close th the Jay Cooke State Park and the St. Croix State park. All within a reasonable driving distance, making it a full day activi...  more »
  • It's a beautiful area, great hiking, and the self-guided tour is super cool. The hiking is more challenging then alot of State Parks in the area. Makes a great day trip, bring bug spray!
  • Beautiful waterfall! Well worth the walk! Paths can be a little confusing, so don't get lost!
  • Great state park! One of my favorites. The camps are more secluded and away from the high way and have always been very clean. There is a lot of options for hiking, not great for kids under 5 for the trails by the river. If you want to swim there are a lot of large rocks you can set up and swim off of. But be warned it is the river and to get a good spot you'll nees to clime and be physically fit to get to a good snad bar or slab of rock. The waterfall is great too.
  • This can be one of the best and worst parks in Minnesota. Banning is a very beautiful park! I've also been here when the mosquitos could almost lift you off the ground. I'd bring bring bug spray just in case. Lots of wooded trails to explore. Have fun!
  • People want to get out into the wilderness in MN. Go camping, hiking etc. in our state parks. Our stay at Banning was completely spoiled by the unbelievable amount of MOSQUITOES! ! ! You could not go out, even with repellent on, without the aggressive, non stop vicious attacks. Seriously DNR, if you want the revenue from state parks, SPRAY FOR MOSQUITOES! ! ! We left early, wasting one of our overnight camping fees just because we could not go outside.