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Fort Snelling State Park

101 Snelling Lake Rd, Saint Paul, MN 55111-4116
+1 612-725-2389
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Lots of trails, not much else

We took our young kids there to visit the beach and otherwise enjoy nature. The 'beach' wasn't... read more

Reviewed 26 June 2016
Nikki R
via mobile
Great for walks

My wife and I regularly visit this park. We go mostly for long walks. The park offers a variety... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2016
Peter M
Woodbury, Minnesota
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Located on Pike Island, this scenic state park is one of Minnesota's most visited attractions, which features trails for cross-country skiing, hiking and mountain biking.
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  • Very good46%
  • Average15%
  • Poor0%
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101 Snelling Lake Rd, Saint Paul, MN 55111-4116
+1 612-725-2389
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Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

We took our young kids there to visit the beach and otherwise enjoy nature. The 'beach' wasn't really anything you could enjoy but to look at. There really weren't many open areas either. This park seems ideal for hiking or other nature camps or groups,...More

Thank Nikki R
Reviewed 9 May 2016

My wife and I regularly visit this park. We go mostly for long walks. The park offers a variety of trails to meet the needs of most hikers. This is one of the few parks where we encounter many bicycle riders. The park also has...More

2  Thank Peter M
Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

We love visiting the state parks and our working our way through the passport in hopes of visiting all of them. This park is right by the airport and has lots of trails, a beach, fishing pier and sports fields. I'm sure in the summer...More

Thank mn_usa1
Reviewed 11 March 2016

We visited this on a day long visit to the Fort Snelling area. we had tour books and history books with us and tried to tie in certain state history events to places there. Unfortunately there is not comprehensive signage or paths with numbers and...More

2  Thank deem705
Reviewed 3 January 2016

Lots of trails, some along the Mississippi River. A charming little lake with lots of picnic facilities and a swimming beach, Topped off by a great visitor/interpretive center. Those who enjoy the thrill of watching low flying planes approach the runway will often times be...More

1  Thank minnesotasparky
Reviewed 6 December 2015

It's not huge, but it is very pretty. We saw an eagle (bald), as we drove in which is and always will be a thrill for me. There were deer and the scenery was very nice. I walked out on the pier into the lake...More

Thank gaynor h
Reviewed 22 October 2015

In between the Mall of America, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, the Basilica of St. Mary and the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden we visited Fort Snelling State Park. It was like another world, with lakes, beautiful trees, squirrels, lots of birds and a large group of...More

1  Thank Robert C
Reviewed 11 October 2015

We arrived late afternoon on an unseasonably warm October day and hiked Pike Island and part of Minnehaha Trail. We enjoyed learning about the history of the area, seeing the confluence of the Mississippi and Minnesota rivers and the strategic location of Fort Snelling. Next...More

Thank lakewind
Reviewed 28 September 2015

A very nice state park in the metro area. The trails are well maintained and it is like being miles from cities except for the planes and vehicle background noise that you can hear anywhere in the park. We had a very nice walk along...More

Thank Sergeant56
Reviewed 26 September 2015 via mobile

I went on the 3 mile Hiking Club Trail that goes around Pike Island. It was a rainy day and the hike was a good one. I liked seeing the confluence of the Minnesota & Mississippi Rivers and seeing signs that beavers were working on...More

1  Thank richie1732
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Ashley W
17 June 2017|
Response from Yuko-Stu | Reviewed this property |
We have not gone into the water at the beach for a very long time. But it I recall there are people there in July swimming, I suggest that you check with the Park Office as to the conditions.
Aaron S
30 July 2016|
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Response from stb55 | Reviewed this property |
Don't know of any specific rock areas
Cassandra B
3 August 2015|
Response from mn_usa1 | Reviewed this property |
We saw tons of dogs on the trails.