Minnesota’s state parks are wonderful, and each of them is well worth exploring. But there are many other natural spaces in the Land of 10,000 Lakes. They don’t get as much attention, but they’re still full of beauty. Minnesota’s Scientific and Natural Areas – or SNAs – are among these places. SNAs are areas that are preserved for their scientific or natural significance, often because they are home to rare plant species or geologic features. One such place is Falls Creek SNA, a small but beautiful area in Washington County, Minnesota. Read on below to learn about the woods, streams, and ravines you’ll find at this place.

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For more information about Falls Creek SNA, visit its page on the Minnesota DNR website. And if you’re interested in exploring other scientific and natural areas, check out our past article about the Lost 40 SNA and the Bluestem Prairie SNA.

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