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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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Morning Run

Paid the $5 entry fee to take a morning run around one of the islands - I believe it was PIke... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2016
Scenic and historical

The Mississippi and Minnesota rivers meet in this park. I did the Pikes island hike which took me... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2016
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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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101 Snelling Lake Rd, Saint Paul, MN 55111-4116
+1 612-725-2389
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Reviewed 8 November 2016

Paid the $5 entry fee to take a morning run around one of the islands - I believe it was PIke Island. It was just over 3 miles round trip from the parking lot and was a perfect way to start the day. Gravel trail...More

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Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

The Mississippi and Minnesota rivers meet in this park. I did the Pikes island hike which took me to the merging point of the two rivers. Great for hiking through out the year. Learnt a lot about our national history. Great to hike and spend...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 28 October 2016

We came here for a walk before dinner. What a pleasure. Beautiful fall colors. Wild turkey, lots of woodpeckers even bald eagles!

Thank Chuckvic
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Very poor visitor centre. Sign posting not brilliant. Walked along the north of Pike Island beside the Mississippi river to the point. Saw a tug pushing along several barges. Expected more wildlife, saw one small deer & a few birds. Returned along the Minnesota river.

Thank Dabblings
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Went for the hiking trails as it was a perfect day. Trails are nicely maintained and well marked . My son liked it as it had the most different Pokemon go stops and creatures that he has seen. Take it in you won't be disappointed

Thank stb55
Reviewed 22 July 2016

This park is in two parts; th ehistory fort and the park ground down the bluff. The urban park offers and well kept wooded area along the Mississippi & Minnesota Rivers. This fort taks you back when Minn. was on the frontier. One big down...More

Thank Todd T
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

We took our young kids there to visit the beach and otherwise enjoy nature. The 'beach' wasn't really anything you could enjoy but to look at. There really weren't many open areas either. This park seems ideal for hiking or other nature camps or groups,...More

Thank Nikki R
Reviewed 9 May 2016

My wife and I regularly visit this park. We go mostly for long walks. The park offers a variety of trails to meet the needs of most hikers. This is one of the few parks where we encounter many bicycle riders. The park also has...More

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Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

We love visiting the state parks and our working our way through the passport in hopes of visiting all of them. This park is right by the airport and has lots of trails, a beach, fishing pier and sports fields. I'm sure in the summer...More

Thank mn_usa1
Reviewed 12 March 2016

We visited this on a day long visit to the Fort Snelling area. we had tour books and history books with us and tried to tie in certain state history events to places there. Unfortunately there is not comprehensive signage or paths with numbers and...More

2  Thank deem705
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Ashley W
17 June 2017|
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.
Aaron S
30 July 2016|
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Response from stb55 | Reviewed this property |
Don't know of any specific rock areas
Cassandra B
4 August 2015|
Response from mn_usa1 | Reviewed this property |
We saw tons of dogs on the trails.