Located in the heart of the Twin Cities, this park offers extensive hiking, bike, snowshoe, and ski trails that link to an extensive regional trail system. Canoe, fish, or swim on Snelling Lake or hike on Pike Island where the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers meet.
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Things to see and do at Fort Snelling State Park. Visitor...
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Situated near Historic Fort Snelling, the park is also adjacent to the Twin Cities International Airport and ranks as one of Minnesota's top 10 tourist attractions, with an average of over 400,000 annual visitors. This large state park opened in 1962 and helps to conserve open space and wildlife in the heavily- populated metropolitan area.
Fort Snelling State Park entrance. Author: Bill Strande Published: 12:58 PM CDT May 26, 2023 Updated: 2:31 PM CDT May 26, 2023 FORT SNELLING, Minn. — Once again, Fort Snelling State Park is ...
Welcome to the Fort Snelling State Park virtual tour! Explore the shores of the Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers, take a peek inside the visitor center, marvel at the views from overlooks, and admire the stonework in the historic fort nearby, trails, swimming beach and much more. We hope it prompts you to visit the park in person sometime soon.
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Fort Snelling State Park. The DNR announced Thursday that Fort Snelling State Park in the Twin Cities will reopen at 8 a.m. Saturday — though large parts of the park will remain off-limits to ...
April 9 – June 9, 2023. Visitor center open, historic fort open for guided tours. Day. Hours. Monday. Closed. Tuesday. Closed. Wednesday.
Be sure to visit the Fort Snelling State Park Visitor Center and hike up to the Historic Fort Snelling strategically located on the bluff overlooking the river valley. 18 mi of hiking trails, 5 mi biking. 24 km of mostly beginner cross-country ski trails. Located near Mpls/St Paul Airport on Minnesota River at Post Rd and MN Hwy 5.
The visitor center, park office, parking lots, swimming beach, picnic area near the beach and Snelling Lake trail will be available to the public. Some other areas will remain closed. Fort Snelling State Park will host three events with the park’s interpretive naturalists this weekend. Naturalist programming is open to visitors of all ages.