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Fort Snelling State Park

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101 Snelling Lake Rd, Saint Paul, MN 55111-4116
+1 612-725-2389
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Great Park

This is a hidden gem in the Twin Cities. There are a variety of walking trails,jogging trails. Also... read more

Reviewed July 11, 2018
jammerspot
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Minnesota
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Nice place to walk

It was a beautiful place to walk and see the history around it. The interpretive Center was... read more

Reviewed April 28, 2018
lecuru
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Shawnee, Kansas
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Located on Pike Island, this scenic state park is one of Minnesota's most visited attractions, which features trails for cross-country skiing, hiking and mountain biking.
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101 Snelling Lake Rd, Saint Paul, MN 55111-4116
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+1 612-725-2389
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Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

This is a hidden gem in the Twin Cities. There are a variety of walking trails,jogging trails. Also people walking their dogs and biking. In the Spring and Early Summer be aware of some flooding depending on rain and rising rivers. Ability to see two...More

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Reviewed April 28, 2018 via mobile

It was a beautiful place to walk and see the history around it. The interpretive Center was helpful and we got to sit in on a narrative on history of the area.

Thank lecuru
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Reviewed April 5, 2018

This is just a beautiful park between the Minnesota and Mississippi rivers, but just across the street from the airport and two busy highways. But don't let that stop you from visiting. There are wonderful trails and wildlife. In the summer, I'm sure it is...More

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Reviewed April 1, 2018

This park is nice, clean and close to home. I must say the swimming here is poor or not well maintaining. Otherwise, Great for family summer picnic.

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Reviewed January 22, 2018

A lovely state park located at the south end of Minneapolis. It has many walking trails through woods, a small lake and the Missisippi River to walk to, picknic, fish, etc.There is no camping. Take a break from the groomed city parks and head to...More

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Reviewed January 22, 2018 via mobile

This state park has things to do year round. Attended family day in the park. REI was there and supported people in learning about cross country skiing, provided the equipment. Other groups had fishing for children on the lake as well as snow shoe activity,...More

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Reviewed January 8, 2018

There are many hiking trails, fishing, swimming and of course the historic fort in this state park. It's a great place to pack a picnic & spend the day immersed in nature, without having to travel far!

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Reviewed October 29, 2017

Serene place in the middle of the cities... so much green space and walking trails. We really enjoy that there's so many places to see around this park. Nice way to spend a summer day.

Thank Anna S
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Reviewed September 6, 2017

I have ran the perimeter of Pike Island many times and it's always nice and relaxing with it's tunnel of trees and much wildlife you can't beat it for a family hike or 3 mile run!

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Reviewed September 3, 2017 via mobile

Large State Park with walking trails. Trails can be used with dogs on a lease, baby strollers etc. Nice walk us Pike Island. About three miles in a circle. At a point it has the Mission meeting the Minnesota River. Also a Park Pavilion as...More

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Ashley W
June 16, 2017|
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Response from Yuko-Stu | Reviewed this property |
We have not gone into the water at the beach for a very long time. But it I recall there are people there in July swimming, I suggest that you check with the Park Office as to the conditions.
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Aaron S
July 30, 2016|
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Response from stb55 | Reviewed this property |
Don't know of any specific rock areas
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Cassandra B
August 3, 2015|
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Response from mn_usa1 | Reviewed this property |
We saw tons of dogs on the trails.
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