Meet our Friends Group Partner

Parks & Trails Council is proud to partner with this independent friends group.

Parks & Trails Council cannot accept donations on behalf of this friends group.

Frontenac State Park Association


To preserve, protect and enhance Frontenac State Park and its surroundings.

Friends Since

Circa 1956 the group was formed to advocate for the park’s establishment, which happened in 1957.

four members of the Assoc. standing in grass at Frontenac
Some members of Frontenac Assoc.
Oak savanna restoration project tree planting on June 2, 2018
Oak savanna restoration project tree planting on June 2, 2018
Two men

Frontenac State Park Association


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Parks & Trails Earth Day

Sat, Apr 23 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

April 23, 2022

skier next to the candlelight with a brilliant sunset in the background

Frontenac Candlelight Event

Sat, Feb 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

February 12, 2022

a lonely bench at an overlook

First Day Hike at Frontenac

Sat, Jan 1 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

January 1, 2022

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2021 Scavenger Hunts

Tue, Jun 1 – Sun, Sep 12 @ All Day

June 1 – September 12, 2021

MN Scavenger Hunts

Mon, Jun 15 – Tue, Sep 8 @ All Day

Summer 2020
Until Labor Day

Woman skiing at Frontenac

Candlelight Ski/Snowshoe/Walk

Sat, Feb 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

February 8, 2020

Frontenac State Park Association


Frontenac State Park Association

Our Partner Grant Project

Parks & Trails Council of Minnesota offers grants to support friends groups' projects.

Frontenac State Park Association

Our Partner Land Projects

Frontenac State Park Land Projects

Parks & Trails Council of Minnesota is honored to have worked with Frontenac State Park Association on land acquisition.

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Our Related Advocacy Work

Parks & Trails Council of Minnesota is a strong voice at the state capital working to ensure Minnesota’s parks and trails are protected and cared for. We work with friends groups to identify critical projects that need government support.


Frontenac: boundary expansion

Frontenac: boundary expansion

Expand the statutory boundary of Frontenac State Park to include the land Parks & Trails Council acquired for the park.


People walking in tall grass among the oaks

Frontenac: land acquisition

Frontenac: land acquisition

Acquire the 159 acres of restored blufflands that Parks & Trails Council purchased and is holding in trust for the park.

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