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Our Key Legislative Priorities

The 2020 Legislative Session is underway and we’re busy advocating on key issues for parks and trails.

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Stay Safe & Healthy

Check the current situation with Minnesota State Parks and Trails MnDNR’s COVID-19 Response page.

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Take a Virtual Tour of
Minnesota State Trails

We’ve mapped and captured trail view images of all Minnesota State Trails so you can see exactly what they look like before you go. Go to the full list of trails to begin your virtual tour.

Saving Land for Parks and Trails

Parks & Trails Council steps in when most needed, sometimes to create a new park or trail, other times to purchase a small yet invaluable parcel, without which the park or trail would have lost part of what makes it so special.

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Latest News

March 31, 2020

State Park campgrounds closed until May 1

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (MnDNR) announced that ALL campgrounds in state parks, recreation areas and ...
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