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.

We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now: https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/nominate/

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