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Friends of Maplewood State Park

Maplewood pinpointed on MNMission

To assist the MnDNR in preserving and utilizing Maplewood State Park by assisting with its development, proper planning and management of its facilities and use. It is a communicating link with the public and the Agency and the Legislature.

Highlight of Activities

  • Building Maple Syruping Facility (winter 2016)
  • Annual Maple Leaf Days Celebration
  • Building Picnic Shelter (2008)

Friends Since


DNR staff collecting maple sap
Collecting maple sap for the Maple Syrup programs.
Workers putting up the siding on the sugar shack
Putting up the siding
Crafting station in the park
The annual Maple Leaf Days is a key event for the Friends.
Park visitors gathered around campfire during candlelight ski event
Friends tend the bonfire for the candlelight ski event
Picnic shelter on hill
The stunning picnic shelter built by the Friends Group

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