5 Amazing State Parks Near Minneapolis That Will Blow You Away

The state of Minnesota is home to 67 state parks, in addition to six parks, monuments, and recreation areas that are part of the National Parks Service. The preservation of parks within our state and country is vital to maintain our environments. Within Minnesota’s 87,000 square miles of land and water, that means there is so much beauty to be seen. Here are five spectacular state parks all within 50 miles of Minneapolis!

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These five state parks are just a few of the best near Minneapolis, since they can all be reached within less than an hour’s drive. We know there are so many more stunning parks within the state of Minnesota, so what is your favorite park (and why)? Let us know in the comments below.

For the outdoorsy Minneapolitan, read Here Are The 5 Most Incredible Natural Gems In Minneapolis-Saint Paul.