11 Under-Appreciated State Parks In Minnesota You’re Sure To Love

Did you know Minnesota has the second-oldest state park system in the United States? The Land of 10,000 Lakes entered the park game when Lake Itasca State Park was established in 1891. Since then, 66 more state parks have opened in Minnesota. Among them are immensely beautiful parks such as Fort Snelling and Gooseberry Falls.

But there are many others that are overlooked in favor of these popular destinations. That’s why we’ve identified 11 Minnesota state parks that need some love. Next time you’re on the hunt for a nature outing, check out these under-appreciated state parks.

Are we missing anything? What are your favorite Minnesota state parks? Let us know in the comments!