St. Paul, MN
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500 Lafayette Rd N
Saint Paul , MN 55155
Minnesota State Parks and Trails is a division of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. We are responsible for development, administration, and management of:
â€˘ 24 multi-use state trails, 21 of which are developed
â€˘ 75 state parks and recreation areas, 8 waysides, and 56 state forest campgrounds and day use areas
â€˘ 1412 public water access sites
â€˘ 32 water trails with 4,400 miles of paddling opportunities
â€˘ 340 fishing piers and shorefishing sites
In addition to natural resources restoration and management, Minnesota State Parks and Trails administers grants-in-aid to local units of government who partner with volunteer clubs to maintain snowmobile, off-highway vehicle, and cross-country ski trails. We are also responsible for Lake Superior Safe Harbors, and stewardship programs for the state's lakes, rivers and trails.