State and National Parks

Minnesota State Parks

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There are 75 Minnesota State Parks and Recreation Areas spread all over the state of Minnesota. The parks offer camping, hiking, canoeing, cabin stays, and more.

US National Park Sites in Minnesota

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These are the six sites in Minnesota administered by the United States National Park Service (NPS.) Grand Portage National Monument, Grand Portage, Google map, National Park Service website Mississippi National…

The Lac qui Parle Mission and State Park

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The Lac Qui Parle Mission provides a glimpse into some of the earliest interactions between the Indians of the Upper Minnesota River area and the first white settlers, including Joseph Renville, who was instrumental in creating a system of writing the Dakota language.

Visiting Isle Royale National Park

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Located in Lake Superior 20 miles off the coast of the most northern tip of Minnesota, the 50 mile-long, six mile-wide Isle Royale National Park takes some getting to. But once there it offers what the more popular parks don’t – primarily, splendid isolation.

Walking Moose Lake State Park

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Moose Lake State Park in the early spring: a classic Minnesota walk, a day trip from Duluth or Minneapolis and easy access from I-35. Enjoy a day hike, the woods, wildlife and, in town, a visit to the Blacklock Photography Gallery.

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