List of Minnesota State Parks - State Parks and Recreation Areas

State Parks and Recreation Areas

Park name County or counties Area in acres (ha) Date estab-
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Afton State Park Washington 70031600000000000001,600 acres (650 ha) 1969 St. Croix River 44°51′45″N 92°47′01″W / 44.8624675°N 92.7835367°W / 44.8624675; -92.7835367 (Afton State Park) Lies on a glacial moraine with deep ravines that drop 300 feet (91 m) down to the St. Croix River.
Banning State Park Pine 70035597000000000005,597 acres (2,265 ha) 1963 Kettle River 46°10′15″N 92°50′39″W / 46.1707812°N 92.8440889°W / 46.1707812; -92.8440889 (Banning State Park) Contains 1.5 miles (2.4 km) of whitewater rapids and the remains of a historic quarry operation.
Bear Head Lake State Park St. Louis 70033013000000000003,013 acres (1,219 ha) 1961 Bear Head Lake 47°47′47″N 92°04′37″W / 47.7963051°N 92.0768231°W / 47.7963051; -92.0768231 (Bear Head Lake State Park) Provides road access and modern camping facilities in an environment similar to the nearby Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.
Beaver Creek Valley State Park Houston 7002715000000000000715 acres (289 ha) 1937 East Beaver Creek 43°38′34″N 91°34′55″W / 43.6427458°N 91.5818101°W / 43.6427458; -91.5818101 (Beaver Creek Valley State Park) Showcases the rugged topography of the Driftless Area in a narrow valley carved by a trout stream.
Big Bog State Recreation Area Beltrami 70039170000000000009,170 acres (3,710 ha) 2000 Red Lake, Tamarac River 48°10′22″N 94°30′43″W / 48.172761°N 94.512033°W / 48.172761; -94.512033 (Big Bog State Recreation Area) Encompasses part of the largest peatland in the Lower 48 states (a National Natural Landmark) and a prime walleye fishery.
Big Stone Lake State Park Big Stone 7002980000000000000980 acres (400 ha) 1961 Big Stone Lake 45°22′57″N 96°30′47″W / 45.3824644°N 96.5131148°W / 45.3824644; -96.5131148 (Big Stone Lake State Park) Protects two sections of shoreline on Big Stone Lake, the source of the Minnesota River.
Blue Mounds State Park Rock 70031567000000000001,567 acres (634 ha) 1937 Mound Creek 43°42′25″N 96°11′13″W / 43.7069134°N 96.1869728°W / 43.7069134; -96.1869728 (Blue Mounds State Park) Protects an escarpment of Sioux Quartzite and Minnesota's only public bison herd. A district of WPA structures is on the NRHP.
Buffalo River State Park Clay 70031068000000000001,068 acres (432 ha) 1937 Buffalo River 46°51′56″N 96°28′04″W / 46.8655165°N 96.4678474°W / 46.8655165; -96.4678474 (Buffalo River State Park) Preserves part of one of the state's largest and best tallgrass prairies. A district of WPA structures is on the NRHP.
Camden State Park Lyon 70031855000000000001,855 acres (751 ha) 1935 Redwood River 44°21′45″N 95°55′30″W / 44.362462°N 95.9250247°W / 44.362462; -95.9250247 (Camden State Park) Preserves a forested river valley in the midst of prairie and farm country. A district of VCC and WPA structures is on the NRHP.
Carley State Park Wabasha 7002209000000000000209 acres (85 ha) 1949 Whitewater River 44°07′00″N 92°10′34″W / 44.1166318°N 92.1760002°W / 44.1166318; -92.1760002 (Carley State Park) Donated by State Senator James A. Carley to protect a stand of white pines. Used as an overflow campground for nearby Whitewater State Park.
Cascade River State Park Cook 70032867000000000002,867 acres (1,160 ha) 1957 Lake Superior and Cascade River 47°42′35″N 90°31′20″W / 47.7097222°N 90.5222222°W / 47.7097222; -90.5222222 (Cascade River State Park Recreation Site) Stretches along 10.5 miles (16.9 km) of Lake Superior coastline in land rehabilitated after construction of Minnesota State Highway 61. A WPA highway wayside is on the NRHP.
Charles A. Lindbergh State Park Morrison 7002417000000000000417 acres (169 ha) 1931 Mississippi River 45°57′32″N 94°23′43″W / 45.9588545°N 94.3952813°W / 45.9588545; -94.3952813 (Charles A Lindbergh State Park) Contains the restored home of Congressman Charles August Lindbergh and his son Charles Lindbergh, the famous aviator. The house is a National Historic Landmark, and a district of WPA structures is on the NRHP.
Crow Wing State Park Crow Wing, Cass, and Morrison 70032335000000000002,335 acres (945 ha) 1959 Mississippi and Crow Wing Rivers 46°16′20″N 94°20′00″W / 46.2722222°N 94.3333333°W / 46.2722222; -94.3333333 (Crow Wing State Park) Interprets the site of Old Crow Wing, an important town and trading center in the mid-19th century. The town site and a section of the Red River Trails are both on the NRHP.
Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area Crow Wing 70036850000000000006,850 acres (2,770 ha) 1993 Chain of small lakes and streams, filled pit mines 46°29′22″N 93°58′39″W / 46.489550°N 93.977500°W / 46.489550; -93.977500 (Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area) In development as the land is rehabilitated from open-pit iron mining. Includes Portsmouth Mine Pit Lake, the state's deepest lake.
Father Hennepin State Park Mille Lacs 7002275000000000000275 acres (111 ha) 1941 Mille Lacs Lake 46°08′41″N 93°29′17″W / 46.1446779°N 93.4880157°W / 46.1446779; -93.4880157 (Father Hennepin State Park) Provides lakeside recreation in the region visited by Father Louis Hennepin during a French expedition in 1680.
Flandrau State Park Brown 7002840000000000000840 acres (340 ha) 1937 Cottonwood River 44°17′18″N 94°28′25″W / 44.2882956°N 94.4735837°W / 44.2882956; -94.4735837 (Flandrau State Park) Created to provide water recreation near New Ulm. Entire park is a district of CCC and WPA structures on the NRHP.
Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park Fillmore 70033163000000000003,163 acres (1,280 ha) 1963 South Branch Root River and tributaries 43°37′32″N 92°14′51″W / 43.6255204°N 92.247388°W / 43.6255204; -92.247388 (Forestville Mystery Cave State Park) Encompasses the historic townsite of Forestville, the state's longest explored cave, and three blue-ribbon trout streams.
Fort Ridgely State Park Nicollet and Renville 7002537000000000000537 acres (217 ha) 1911 Fort Ridgely Creek 44°27′09″N 94°43′51″W / 44.4524621°N 94.7308199°W / 44.4524621; -94.7308199 (Fort Ridgely State Park) Surrounds Fort Ridgely, site of the Battle of Fort Ridgely during the Dakota War of 1862. The fort and a large district of CCC structures are both on the NRHP.
Fort Snelling State Park Ramsey, Hennepin, and Dakota 70031825000000000001,825 acres (739 ha) 1961 Mississippi and Minnesota Rivers 44°53′09″N 93°10′41″W / 44.8857988°N 93.1779985°W / 44.8857988; -93.1779985 (Fort Snelling State Park) Contains historic Fort Snelling, built in 1819, and floodplain forest in the heart of Minneapolis – Saint Paul. The fort is a National Historic Landmark and the entire park is part of the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area.
Franz Jevne State Park Koochiching 7002118000000000000118 acres (48 ha) 1967 Rainy River 48°38′32″N 94°04′49″W / 48.642240°N 94.080410°W / 48.642240; -94.080410 (Franz Jevne State Park) Features scenic property on the Canada – United States border, donated by the sons of Franz Jevne, a lawyer, on the condition that the park be named after their father.
Frontenac State Park Goodhue 70032226000000000002,226 acres (901 ha) 1957 Lake Pepin on Mississippi River 44°30′27″N 92°19′35″W / 44.5074677°N 92.3262914°W / 44.5074677; -92.3262914 (Frontenac State Park) Attracts 260 species of year-round and migrant birds with its variety of habitats. Includes a natural arch atop a 7002430000000000000430 ft (130 m) bluff.
Garden Island State Recreation Area Lake of the Woods 7002715000000000000715 acres (289 ha) 1998 Lake of the Woods 49°10′31″N 94°50′05″W / 49.175335°N 94.834671°W / 49.175335; -94.834671 (Garden Island State Recreation Area) Comprises a nearly undeveloped island, 700115000000000000015 mi (24 km) from the closest mainland marinas, that once bore Native American gardens.
George H. Crosby Manitou State Park Lake 70036200000000000006,200 acres (2,500 ha) 1955 Manitou River 47°30′22″N 91°06′33″W / 47.506018°N 91.109045°W / 47.506018; -91.109045 (George H Crosby Manitou State Park) Contains undeveloped North Woods wilderness geared towards backpackers.
Glacial Lakes State Park Pope 70031857000000000001,857 acres (752 ha) 1963 Several kettle lakes 45°32′15″N 95°31′19″W / 45.537461°N 95.521983°W / 45.537461; -95.521983 (Glacial Lakes State Park) Preserves rolling tallgrass prairie amidst the glacial landforms of the Leaf Hills Moraines.
Glendalough State Park Otter Tail 70031924000000000001,924 acres (779 ha) 1991 Six kettle lakes 46°20′00″N 95°40′00″W / 46.3333333°N 95.6666667°W / 46.3333333; -95.6666667 (Glendalough State Park) Developed from the former private retreat and game farm of the owners of the Star Tribune newspaper, with a heritage fishery of large game fish.
Gooseberry Falls State Park Lake 70031741000000000001,741 acres (705 ha) 1937 Lake Superior, Gooseberry River 47°08′49″N 91°27′48″W / 47.1468715°N 91.4632289°W / 47.1468715; -91.4632289 (Gooseberry Falls State Park) Serves as the gateway to the scenic North Shore. Features five waterfalls, an agate beach, and a large district of CCC structures on the NRHP.
Grand Portage State Park Cook 7002278000000000000278 acres (113 ha) 1989 Pigeon River 48°00′37″N 89°36′43″W / 48.0101633°N 89.6120317°W / 48.0101633; -89.6120317 (Grand Portage State Park) Features a 120-foot (37 m) waterfall, Minnesota's tallest, on the Canada – United States border. Co-managed with the Grand Portage Indian Reservation, the only state – tribal collaboration of a U.S. state park.
Great River Bluffs State Park Winona 70032122000000000002,122 acres (859 ha) 1971 Mississippi River 43°56′47″N 91°23′58″W / 43.9463526°N 91.3993094°W / 43.9463526; -91.3993094 (Great River Bluffs State Park) Features 500-foot-high (150 m) bluffs and steep goat prairies. Formerly named O.L. Kipp State Park.
Greenleaf Lake State Recreation Area Meeker 70031230000000000001,230 acres (500 ha) 2004 Greenleaf and Sioux Lakes 45°00′57″N 94°28′00″W / 45.01591°N 94.46671°W / 45.01591; -94.46671 (Greenleaf Lake State Recreation Area) In development and open for limited day-use recreation.
Hayes Lake State Park Roseau 70032118000000000002,118 acres (857 ha) 1967 Hayes Lake, North Fork Roseau River 48°37′24″N 95°30′28″W / 48.6233095°N 95.5077539°W / 48.6233095; -95.5077539 (Hayes Lake State Park) Provides fishing and swimming opportunities in an exclusively recreational reservoir free of agricultural runoff or water level fluctuations for irrigation or power generation.
Hill-Annex Mine State Park Itasca 7002634000000000000634 acres (257 ha) 1988 Filled pit mine 47°19′39″N 93°16′39″W / 47.327490°N 93.277520°W / 47.327490; -93.277520 (Hill-Annex Mine State Park) Offers tours of a former open-pit iron mine and fossil collecting. A district of mine structures is on the NRHP.
Interstate State Park Chisago 7002288000000000000288 acres (117 ha) 1895 St. Croix River 45°23′42″N 92°40′11″W / 45.3949622°N 92.6696521°W / 45.3949622; -92.6696521 (Interstate State Park) Created in conjunction with a state park in Wisconsin to protect a basalt gorge and glacial potholes. Two districts of CCC and WPA structures are on the NRHP.
Iron Range Off-Highway Vehicle State Recreation Area St. Louis 70031864000000000001,864 acres (754 ha) 2002 Lake Ore-be-gone 47°28′57″N 92°26′37″W / 47.48247°N 92.44349°W / 47.48247; -92.44349 (Iron Range Off-Highway Vehicle State Recreation Area) Provides 36 miles (58 km) of trails for off highway vehicles.
Itasca State Park Hubbard, Clearwater, and Becker 700430553000000000030,553 acres (12,364 ha) 1891 Lake Itasca 47°11′51″N 95°12′07″W / 47.1974579°N 95.2019642°W / 47.1974579; -95.2019642 (Itasca State Park) Minnesota's oldest state park, which preserves the headwaters of the Mississippi River. The entire park and an individual archaeological site are on the NRHP, and a subsection is a National Natural Landmark.
Jay Cooke State Park Carlton 70038125000000000008,125 acres (3,288 ha) 1915 Saint Louis River 46°38′59″N 92°19′51″W / 46.6496646°N 92.330748°W / 46.6496646; -92.330748 (Jay Cooke State Park) Showcases a rocky, whitewater-strewn river churning through the North Woods. Three districts of CCC and WPA structures and a long-used portage route are on the NRHP.
John A. Latsch State Park Winona 7002409000000000000409 acres (166 ha) 1925 Mississippi River 44°09′43″N 91°49′20″W / 44.1619082°N 91.8220997°W / 44.1619082; -91.8220997 (John Latsch State Park) Features three steep river bluffs.
Judge C. R. Magney State Park Cook 70034323000000000004,323 acres (1,749 ha) 1957 Lake Superior, Brule River 47°51′05″N 90°03′30″W / 47.8512799°N 90.0584299°W / 47.8512799; -90.0584299 (Judge C R Magney State Park) Contains the geologically unexplained Devil's Kettle, a large glacial kettle into which half of the Brule River disappears.
Kilen Woods State Park Jackson 7002202000000000000202 acres (82 ha) 1945 Des Moines River 43°43′36″N 95°03′47″W / 43.7266244°N 95.0630473°W / 43.7266244; -95.0630473 (Kilen Woods State Park) Preserves a riverside parcel of forested hills on the Coteau des Prairies.
La Salle Lake State Recreation Area Hubbard 70031000000000000001,000 acres (400 ha) 2011 Mississippi River, La Salle Lake 47°20′14″N 95°10′14″W / 47.33719°N 95.17061°W / 47.33719; -95.17061 (La Salle Lake State Recreation Area) In development around the second-deepest lake in Minnesota.
Lac qui Parle State Park Lac qui Parle and Chippewa 7002897000000000000897 acres (363 ha) 1959 Lac qui Parle, Minnesota and Lac qui Parle Rivers 45°01′14″N 95°53′20″W / 45.0205141°N 95.888921°W / 45.0205141; -95.888921 (Lac qui Parle State Park) Attracts thousands of migrating waterfowl, earning it the name "Lake that Speaks." A district of WPA buildings is on the NRHP.
Lake Bemidji State Park Beltrami 70031653000000000001,653 acres (669 ha) 1923 Lake Bemidji 47°32′11″N 94°49′22″W / 47.5363413°N 94.8227704°W / 47.5363413; -94.8227704 (Lake Bemidji State Park) Features a recreational lakeshore and a spruce-tamarack bog. A district of CCC and National Youth Administration structures is on the NRHP.
Lake Bronson State Park Kittson 70032806000000000002,806 acres (1,136 ha) 1937 Lake Bronson, South Branch Two Rivers 48°43′29″N 96°36′12″W / 48.7247004°N 96.6033741°W / 48.7247004; -96.6033741 (Lake Bronson State Park) Features a reservoir created during a drought in the 1930s. A district of WPA structures is on the NRHP.
Lake Carlos State Park Douglas 70031175000000000001,175 acres (476 ha) 1937 Lake Carlos 45°59′12″N 95°19′40″W / 45.9866293°N 95.3278143°W / 45.9866293; -95.3278143 (Lake Carlos State Park) Preserves diverse habitats from prairie to hardwood forest to tamarack bog in a transition zone. Two districts of WPA structures are on the NRHP.
Lake Louise State Park Mower 7002849000000000000849 acres (344 ha) 1963 Lake Louise, Upper and Little Iowa Rivers 43°32′01″N 92°31′32″W / 43.5335762°N 92.5254538°W / 43.5335762; -92.5254538 (Lake Louise State Park) Features a reservoir surrounded by oak savanna and patches of hardwood forest. Minnesota's oldest continuous recreation area, formerly a town park since the 1860s.
Lake Maria State Park Wright 70031475000000000001,475 acres (597 ha) 1963 Several kettle lakes 45°18′50″N 93°57′26″W / 45.3138543°N 93.9572003°W / 45.3138543; -93.9572003 (Lake Maria State Park) Provides a lightly developed wilderness area near Minneapolis – Saint Paul in a morainal landscape of Big Woods.
Lake Shetek State Park Murray County 70031109000000000001,109 acres (449 ha) 1937 Lake Shetek 44°06′08″N 95°41′24″W / 44.1021838°N 95.6900114°W / 44.1021838; -95.6900114 (Lake Shetek State Park) Features remnants of pioneer history around the largest lake in southwestern Minnesota. A district of WPA structures is on the NRHP.
Lake Vermilion State Park St. Louis 70032875000000000002,875 acres (1,163 ha) 2010 Lake Vermilion 47°50′05″N 92°11′53″W / 47.83471°N 92.19812°W / 47.83471; -92.19812 (Lake Vermilion State Park) Recently purchased and in development on the fifth-largest lake in Minnesota.
Maplewood State Park Otter Tail 70038127000000000008,127 acres (3,289 ha) 1963 Several kettle lakes 46°32′01″N 95°56′57″W / 46.5335703°N 95.9492193°W / 46.5335703; -95.9492193 (Maplewood State Park) Preserves a forest/prairie transition zone in the Leaf Hills Moraines. A Native American archaeological site is on the NRHP.
McCarthy Beach State Park St. Louis 70031908000000000001,908 acres (772 ha) 1945 Sturgeon and Side Lakes 47°40′22″N 93°01′49″W / 47.6727068°N 93.0301834°W / 47.6727068; -93.0301834 (McCarthy Beach State Park) Features a .5-mile-long (0.80 km) beach on an isthmus between two lakes.
Mille Lacs Kathio State Park Mille Lacs 70039786000000000009,786 acres (3,960 ha) 1957 Mille Lacs Lake, Rum River 46°07′44″N 93°44′26″W / 46.1288485°N 93.7405269°W / 46.1288485; -93.7405269 (Mille Lacs Kathio State Park) Preserves 19 identified archaeological sites dating back 9000 years. The entire park is a National Historic Landmark and four sites are individually listed on the NRHP.
Minneopa State Park Blue Earth 70031617000000000001,617 acres (654 ha) 1905 Minnesota River, Minneopa Creek 44°09′44″N 94°06′08″W / 44.1621879°N 94.1021803°W / 44.1621879; -94.1021803 (Minneopa State Park) Showcases the largest waterfall in southern Minnesota. The 1864 Seppman Mill and a district of WPA structures are each on the NRHP.
Minnesota Valley State Recreation Area Hennepin, Dakota, Scott, Carver, Sibley, and Le Sueur 70036442000000000006,442 acres (2,607 ha) 1969 Minnesota River 44°39′43″N 93°42′12″W / 44.661999°N 93.703337°W / 44.661999; -93.703337 (Minnesota Valley State Recreation Area) Comprises non-contiguous sections interspersed with units of the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge in the valley formed by Glacial River Warren.
Monson Lake State Park Swift 7002343000000000000343 acres (139 ha) 1937 Monson and West Sunberg Lakes 45°19′14″N 95°16′30″W / 45.3205175°N 95.2750235°W / 45.3205175; -95.2750235 (Monson Lake Memorial State Park) Established as a memorial to settlers who died in the Dakota War of 1862. A district of CCC and WPA structures is on the NRHP.
Moose Lake State Park Carlton 7002829000000000000829 acres (335 ha) 1971 Moosehead and Echo Lakes 46°26′11″N 92°43′31″W / 46.436319°N 92.72521°W / 46.436319; -92.72521 (Moose Lake State Park) Provides water recreation and an exhibit hall on Lake Superior agates (the state gemstone) and the geology of Minnesota.
Myre-Big Island State Park Freeborn 70031578000000000001,578 acres (639 ha) 1947 Albert Lea Lake 43°37′26″N 93°17′21″W / 43.6238465°N 93.2890959°W / 43.6238465; -93.2890959 (Myre-Big Island State Park) Features two islands with old growth hardwood forest since they were out of reach of prairie fires. Also houses one of the state's largest research collections of Native American artifacts.
Nerstrand-Big Woods State Park Rice 70031646000000000001,646 acres (666 ha) 1945 Prairie Creek 44°20′43″N 93°06′27″W / 44.3452425°N 93.1074337°W / 44.3452425; -93.1074337 (Nerstrand Big Woods State Park) Preserves a remnant stand of Big Woods.
Old Mill State Park Marshall 7002287000000000000287 acres (116 ha) 1951 Middle River 48°21′41″N 96°34′13″W / 48.361364°N 96.5703288°W / 48.361364; -96.5703288 (Old Mill State Park) Features two mills and a log cabin from the late 19th Century. The Larson Mill and a district of WPA structures are each on the NRHP.
Red River State Recreation Area Polk 7002104000000000000104 acres (42 ha) 1997 Red River of the North and Red Lake River 47°55′58″N 97°02′08″W / 47.9327778°N 97.0355556°W / 47.9327778; -97.0355556 (Red River State Recreation Area) Reclaims land devastated by the 1997 Red River Flood as part of the Greater Grand Forks Greenway, which serves the dual purpose of holding back river waters during floods and providing recreational opportunities.
Rice Lake State Park Steele and Dodge 7002712000000000000712 acres (288 ha) 1963 Rice Lake 44°05′15″N 93°03′41″W / 44.0874639°N 93.061315°W / 44.0874639; -93.061315 (Rice Lake State Park) Surrounds a shallow lake which attracts migrating waterfowl.
St. Croix Islands State Recreation Area Washington 700125000000000000025 acres (10 ha) 1935 St. Croix River 45°05′07″N 92°47′10″W / 45.08524°N 92.78608°W / 45.08524; -92.78608 (St. Croix Islands State Recreation Area) Comprises five islands near the St. Croix Boom Site that came under state control but were never developed. Leased to the Saint Croix National Scenic Riverway.
St. Croix State Park Pine 700431775000000000031,775 acres (12,859 ha) 1943 St. Croix River 45°58′27″N 92°35′01″W / 45.9741154°N 92.5835304°W / 45.9741154; -92.5835304 (Saint Croix State Park) Developed as a Recreational Demonstration Area by the CCC and the WPA to repurpose land too poor to farm. The entire park is a National Historic Landmark.
Sakatah Lake State Park Le Sueur and Rice 7002810000000000000810 acres (330 ha) 1963 Sakatah Lake on the Cannon River 44°13′16″N 93°32′09″W / 44.2210746°N 93.5357792°W / 44.2210746; -93.5357792 (Sakatah State Park) Features a transitional zone between prairie and Big Woods on a natural widening of the Cannon River.
Savanna Portage State Park Aitkin and St. Louis 700415277000000000015,277 acres (6,182 ha) 1961 East and West Savanna Rivers, numerous kettle lakes 46°50′15″N 93°09′24″W / 46.8374455°N 93.1566054°W / 46.8374455; -93.1566054 (Savanna Portage State Park) Preserves a historically important and legendarily difficult 6-mile (9.7 km) portage over a continental divide between the watersheds of the Mississippi River and Lake Superior. The portage is on the NRHP.
Scenic State Park Itasca 70032370000000000002,370 acres (960 ha) 1921 Sandwick and Coon Lakes 47°42′57″N 93°33′47″W / 47.7157733°N 93.5629701°W / 47.7157733; -93.5629701 (Scenic State Park) Features pristine lakes and old-growth pines. Two districts of structures built by the first CCC state park camp in Minnesota are on the NRHP.
Schoolcraft State Park Cass and Itasca 7002141000000000000141 acres (57 ha) 1959 Mississippi River 47°13′30″N 93°48′00″W / 47.2249502°N 93.7999449°W / 47.2249502; -93.7999449 (Schoolcraft State Park) Honors Henry Schoolcraft, who charted the origins of the Mississippi River with the Ojibwe guide Ozawindib. Preserves virgin pine forest that includes a white pine over 300 years old.
Sibley State Park Kandiyohi 70032540000000000002,540 acres (1,030 ha) 1919 Lake Andrew and other kettle lakes 45°19′11″N 95°01′23″W / 45.3196867°N 95.0230696°W / 45.3196867; -95.0230696 (Sibley State Park) Honors Henry Hastings Sibley, the first governor of Minnesota, with a popular recreational lakeshore and a morainal landscape. A district of CCC structures is on the NRHP.
Soudan Underground Mine State Park St. Louis 7002974000000000000974 acres (394 ha) 1963 Lake Vermilion 47°49′29″N 92°15′23″W / 47.8246403°N 92.2562691°W / 47.8246403; -92.2562691 (Soudan Underground Mine State Park) Offers tours of Minnesota's oldest, deepest, and richest iron mine and a modern high energy physics laboratory. The mine is a National Historic Landmark and a row of 20th Century boathouses is on the NRHP.
Split Rock Creek State Park Pipestone 7002947000000000000947 acres (383 ha) 1937 Split Rock Lake 43°53′53″N 96°21′51″W / 43.8980264°N 96.3642032°W / 43.8980264; -96.3642032 (Split Rock Creek State Park) Features a recreational reservoir on the Coteau des Prairies.
Split Rock Lighthouse State Park Lake 70032112000000000002,112 acres (855 ha) 1945 Lake Superior, Split Rock River 47°11′32″N 91°23′35″W / 47.1921472°N 91.3929484°W / 47.1921472; -91.3929484 (Split Rock Lighthouse State Park) Surrounds the clifftop Split Rock Lighthouse, one of the most photographed lighthouses in the United States. The lighthouse is a National Historic Landmark.
Temperance River State Park Cook 70031134000000000001,134 acres (459 ha) 1957 Lake Superior, Temperance and Cross Rivers 47°33′16″N 90°52′21″W / 47.5543466°N 90.8723722°W / 47.5543466; -90.8723722 (Temperance River State Park) Showcases the deep, narrow gorge of the Temperance River (so named for its lack of a "bar" at its mouth) and Carlton Peak, a rock climbing area.
Tettegouche State Park Lake 70038998000000000008,998 acres (3,641 ha) 1979 Lake Superior and Baptism River 47°21′32″N 91°15′51″W / 47.358806°N 91.2640506°W / 47.358806; -91.2640506 (Tettegouche State Park) Encompasses the tallest waterfall within the state's borders, the iconic headlands of Palisade Head and Shovel Point, and a historic fishing camp which is on the NRHP.
Upper Sioux Agency State Park Yellow Medicine 70031065000000000001,065 acres (431 ha) 1963 Minnesota and Yellow Medicine Rivers 44°44′17″N 95°27′14″W / 44.7380132°N 95.4539039°W / 44.7380132; -95.4539039 (Upper Sioux Agency State Park) Interprets the site of the agency that administered a Dakota Indian reservation until it was destroyed during the Dakota War of 1862. The agency is on the NRHP.
Whitewater State Park Winona 70031672000000000001,672 acres (677 ha) 1919 Whitewater River 44°03′30″N 92°03′32″W / 44.058297°N 92.0587726°W / 44.058297; -92.0587726 (Whitewater State Park) Showcases a popular steep-sided river valley in the Driftless Area. A large district of CCC and WPA structures is on the NRHP.
Wild River State Park Chisago 70036574000000000006,574 acres (2,660 ha) 1973 St. Croix River 45°34′05″N 92°52′33″W / 45.5680159°N 92.8757696°W / 45.5680159; -92.8757696 (Wild River State Park) Follows 18 miles (29 km) of one of the first waterways designated a National Wild and Scenic River. A section of the Point Douglas to Superior Military Road is on the NRHP.
William O'Brien State Park Washington 70031783000000000001,783 acres (722 ha) 1947 St. Croix River 45°13′10″N 92°45′58″W / 45.2194109°N 92.7660423°W / 45.2194109; -92.7660423 (William O'Brien State Park) Provides outdoor recreation opportunities near Minneapolis – Saint Paul.
Zippel Bay State Park Lake of the Woods 70032826000000000002,826 acres (1,144 ha) 1959 Lake of the Woods 48°51′50″N 94°51′34″W / 48.8638742°N 94.8593862°W / 48.8638742; -94.8593862 (Zippel Bay State Park) Provides water recreation and birdwatching opportunities on the shore of the country's sixth largest lake.

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