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Fort Snelling State Park

101 Snelling Lake Rd, Saint Paul, MN 55111-4116
+1 612-725-2389
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Can't believe the location

This is just a beautiful park between the Minnesota and Mississippi rivers, but just across the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
MaryVaKay
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North Bay, Canada
Nice park!

This park is nice, clean and close to home. I must say the swimming here is poor or not well... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Lee T
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Brooklyn Center, Minnesota
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Located on Pike Island, this scenic state park is one of Minnesota's most visited attractions, which features trails for cross-country skiing, hiking and mountain biking.
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  • Very good45%
  • Average14%
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101 Snelling Lake Rd, Saint Paul, MN 55111-4116
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+1 612-725-2389
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"minnesota river"
in 8 reviews
"hiking trails"
in 5 reviews
"visitor center"
in 8 reviews
"minnehaha falls"
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"great trails"
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"wild turkeys"
in 3 reviews
"msp airport"
in 3 reviews
"enjoy nature"
in 3 reviews
"fishing pier"
in 2 reviews
"natural beauty"
in 2 reviews
"cross country skiing"
in 2 reviews
"great place to walk"
in 2 reviews
"nice walk"
in 2 reviews
"pike"
in 14 reviews
"confluence"
in 9 reviews
"hike"
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"bike"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is just a beautiful park between the Minnesota and Mississippi rivers, but just across the street from the airport and two busy highways. But don't let that stop you from visiting. There are wonderful trails and wildlife. In the summer, I'm sure it is...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This park is nice, clean and close to home. I must say the swimming here is poor or not well maintaining. Otherwise, Great for family summer picnic.

Thank Lee T
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Reviewed 23 January 2018

A lovely state park located at the south end of Minneapolis. It has many walking trails through woods, a small lake and the Missisippi River to walk to, picknic, fish, etc.There is no camping. Take a break from the groomed city parks and head to...More

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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

This state park has things to do year round. Attended family day in the park. REI was there and supported people in learning about cross country skiing, provided the equipment. Other groups had fishing for children on the lake as well as snow shoe activity,...More

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Reviewed 9 January 2018

There are many hiking trails, fishing, swimming and of course the historic fort in this state park. It's a great place to pack a picnic & spend the day immersed in nature, without having to travel far!

Thank Jennifer H
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

Serene place in the middle of the cities... so much green space and walking trails. We really enjoy that there's so many places to see around this park. Nice way to spend a summer day.

Thank Anna S
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

I have ran the perimeter of Pike Island many times and it's always nice and relaxing with it's tunnel of trees and much wildlife you can't beat it for a family hike or 3 mile run!

Thank Wrennay
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Reviewed 4 September 2017 via mobile

Large State Park with walking trails. Trails can be used with dogs on a lease, baby strollers etc. Nice walk us Pike Island. About three miles in a circle. At a point it has the Mission meeting the Minnesota River. Also a Park Pavilion as...More

Thank jammerspot
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Reviewed 17 August 2017

I bike through Ft. Snelling 2x per week on my way to work. I invariably see wild turkeys and often a deer or two. It is a gem in an urban setting. It is right underneath one of the MSP runways so it can be...More

Thank Jim G
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Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Great trails for walking or biking, lush foliage and pretty photo locations. Not very crowded so also seems to be a nice place to explore and enjoy some refuge from the usual pace and noise of city life.

Thank Ray Q
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Ashley W
17 June 2017|
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Response from Yuko-Stu | Reviewed this property |
We have not gone into the water at the beach for a very long time. But it I recall there are people there in July swimming, I suggest that you check with the Park Office as to the conditions.
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Aaron S
30 July 2016|
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Response from stb55 | Reviewed this property |
Don't know of any specific rock areas
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Cassandra B
4 August 2015|
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Response from mn_usa1 | Reviewed this property |
We saw tons of dogs on the trails.
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