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Minnesota's Heartland Region Parks


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Parks in this region are near these Minnesota Cities (click city name to see parks within 25 miles)
MOORHEAD
ELK RIVER
SAINT CLOUD
BEMIDJI
BRAINERD
ALEXANDRIA
FERGUS FALLS
BIG LAKE
SARTELL
PRINCETON
DETROIT LAKES
SAUK RAPIDS
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Aastad State Wildlife Management Area
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Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge
Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge is located in northwest Minnesota. Packs of wolves, moose, waterfowl, and 280 species of birds make this refuge a wildlife wonderland. The refuge, originally named Mud Lake Migratory Waterfowl Refuge, was established in 1937 primarily for waterfowl production and ........more >
Agassiz Number 1 State Wildlife Management Area
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Agassiz Number 2 State Wildlife Management Area
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Akron State Wildlife Management Area
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Alberta Marsh State Wildlife Management Area
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Almora State Wildlife Management Area
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Alvstad State Wildlife Management Area
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Amor State Wildlife Management Area
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Anderson State Wildlife Management Area
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Aspen State Wildlife Management Area
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Atherton State Wildlife Management Area
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Atlanta State Wildlife Management Area
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Badoura State Forest
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Bagley Lake State Wildlife Management Area
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Balgaard State Wildlife Management Area
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Bangor State Wildlife Management Area
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Barnesville State Wildlife Management Area
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Battleground State Forest
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Beaches State Wildlife Management Area
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Beaulife State Wildlife Management Area
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Bee Lake State Wildlife Management Area
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Bejou State Wildlife Management Area
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Belgium State Wildlife Management Area
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Belle River State Wildlife Management Area
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Beltrami Island State Forest
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Benlacs State Wildlife Management Area
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Benson State Wildlife Management Area
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Bergerud State Wildlife Management Area
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Berskow State Wildlife Management Area
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Bibles State Wildlife Management Area
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Big Spruce State Wildlife Management Area
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Birch Lake State Forest
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Birchdale State Wildlife Management Area
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Bjornson State Wildlife Management Area
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Blackduck State Forest
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Bluff Creek State Wildlife Management Area
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Boekholt Grove State Wildlife Management Area
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Bowstring State Forest
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Brandsvold State Wildlife Management Area
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Brouillet State Wildlife Management Area
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Buckhead Lake State Wildlife Management Area
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Budde Meadow State Wildlife Managment Area
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Buena Vista State Forest
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Buffalo River State Park
Prairie lovers, this park is for you. Trails wind through one of Minnesota's finest and largest remnant prairies. Listen for bobolinks, prairie chickens, marbled godwits and upland sandpipers. A picnic area, swimming area and campground are located in the hardwood forest along the Buffalo River. The ........more >
Burleele State Wildlife Management Area
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Butler State Wildlife Management Area
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Callaway State Wildlife Management Area
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Carmelee State Wildlife Management Area
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Castor State Wildlife Management Areas
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Charles A Lindbergh State Park
Located on the Mississippi River, Charles A. Lindbergh State Park offers visitors a quaint picnic area. The picnic area includes a historic Work Projects Administration WPA picnic shelter and a stone water tower. Fish the waters of the Mississippi River, canoe Pike Creek, or walk the trails amid grand ........more >
Chermak State Wildlife Management Area
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Chippewa State Wildlife Management Area
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Chokio State Wildlife Management Area
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Cin State Wildlife Management Area
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Clay County State Wildlife Management Area
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Clearwater State Wildlife Management Area
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Coburn State Wildlife Management Area
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Coleman State Wildlife Management Area
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Cooks State Wildlife Management Area
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Coon Lake State Wildlife Management Area
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Copeland State Wildlife Management Area
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Cromwell State Wildlife Management Area
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Crow Wing State Forest
This is a nature lover's delight. Explore prairie, pine, and hardwood forests. View the Mississippi River from historic and picturesque Chippewa Lookout. Novice canoeists can paddle the calm waters of the Crow Wing and Mississippi Rivers. Crow Wing is a park rich in cultural history. In this area, a ........more >
Cuba State Wildlife Management Area
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Culdrum State Wildlife Management Area
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Dablow State Wildlife Management Area
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Dalby State Wildlife Management Area
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Davies State Wildlife Management Area
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Dead Lake State Wildlife Management Area
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Dittmer State Wildlife Management Area
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Dolven State Wildlife Management Area
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Doran State Wildlife Management Area
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Dorr State Wildlife Management Area
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Dower State Wildlife Management Area
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Dry Sand Lake State Wildlife Management Area
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Duck Lake State Wildlife Management Area
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Eagle Lake State Wildlife Management Area
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East Park State Wildlife Management Area
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Eastern Township State Wildlife Management Area
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Elmo State Wildlife Management Area
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Emily State Forest
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Enerson State Wildlife Management Area
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Eng Lake State Wildlife Management Area
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Ereaua State Wildlife Management Area
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Erskine State Wildlife Management Area
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Espelie State Wildlife Management Area
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Everglade State Wildlife Management Area
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Faith State Wildlife Management Area
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Farwell State Wildlife Management Area
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Father Hennepin State Park
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Felton State Wildlife Management Area
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Fergus Falls State Wildlife Management Area
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Florian State Wildlife Management Area
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Folden Woods State Wildlife Management Area
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Foot Hills State Forest
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Foot State Wildlife Management Area
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Glacial Lakes State Park
Stand on top of the scenic glacial hills and experience the vast, open prairie which once dominated Minnesota. Wildflowers and prairie grasses blanket the landscape from spring through fall. Swim, fish or boat electric motors only in the fresh, clear waters of 56-acre Mountain Lake. A shady, spacious ........more >
Goose Prairie State Wildlife Management Area
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Gregory State Wildlife Management Area
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Gruhl State Wildlife Management Area
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Grygla State Wildlife Management Area
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Gully State Wildlife Management Area
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Haarstick State Wildlife Management Area
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Hamre State Wildlife Management Area
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Hangaard State Wildlife Management Area
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Hartfiel State Wildlife Management Area
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Hasselton State Wildlife Management Area
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Hawley State Wildlife Management Area
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Hay Creek State Wildlife Management Area
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Hayes Lake State Park
Some days it's just you, loons, and moose, while you traverse around Hayes Lake. Fed by the north fork of the Roseau River, the lake supports crappie, sunfish, and northerns. Birdwatchers have spotted over 200 species in or near the park. The summer is perfect to look for orchids, gentians, and blueberries ........more >
Hegg Lake State Wildlife Management Area
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Heinks State Wildlife Management Area
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Helsene State Wildlife Management Area
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Herberger Lake State Wildlife Management Area
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Hi-view State Wildlife Management Area
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Highland State Wildlife Management Area
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Higinbotham State Wildlife Management Area
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Hill River State Wildlife Management Area
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Hitterdal State Wildlife Management Area
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Hollister State Wildlife Management Area
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Home Lake State Wildlife Management Area
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Hornings Pit State Wildlife Management Area
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Hovland State Wildlife Management Area
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Huntersville State Forest
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Inman State Wildlife Management Area
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Inspiration State Wildlife Management Area
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Iona State Wildlife Management Area
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Ireland State Wildlife Management Area
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Isaacson State Wildlife Management Area
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Itasca State Park
Established in 1891, Itasca is Minnesota's oldest state park. Today, the park totals more than 32,000 acres and includes more than 100 lakes. Walk across the mighty Mississippi as it starts its winding journey 2,552 miles to the Gulf of Mexico. Stand under towering pines at Preacher's Grove. Visit the ........more >
Jackson Lake State Wildlife Management Area
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Janssen State Wildlife Management Area
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Jeral State Wildlife Management Area
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Joe River State Wildlife Area
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Kakaik State Wildlife Management Area
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Kensington State Wildlife Management Area
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Killian State Wildlife Management Area
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Klason State Wildlife Management Area
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Kline State Wildlife Management Area
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Kroening State Wildlife Management Area
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Kube-swift State Wildlife Management Areas
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Kunkel State Wildlife Management Area
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LaGrand State Wildlife Management Area
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Lake Bemidji State Park
This park is the perfect playground any time of year, offering visitors swimming, boating, fishing, birdwatching, hiking, camping, biking, picnicking, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing and year-around naturalist-led activities. Hikers can explore the beauty of a tamarack bog carpeted with showy lady's ........more >
Lake Bronson State Park
From the observation tower in the park, view the prairie and aspen-oak forests or watch for deer, sharp-tailed grouse, moose and sandhill cranes. The South Branch of the Two Rivers fills Lake Bronson. The lake, which is actually a reservoir, offers visitors swimming, fishing, boating, great camping, ........more >
Lake Carlos State Park
Sculpted by ancient glaciers, Lake Carlos State Park contains a tamarack bog, marshes, woodland ponds, and lakes. A variety of recreational activities revolve around the lake. Clear and deep, Lake Carlos offers visitors a perfect setting for swimming, fishing, boating, camping, hiking and horseback ........more >
Lake Sixteen State Wildlife Management Area
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Land O'Lakes State Forest
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Lavoi State Wildlife Management Area
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Lawrence State Wildlife Management Area
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Le Blanc State Wildlife Management Area
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Lengby State Wildlife Management Area
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Lessor State Wildlife Management Area
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Linbom Lake State Wildlife Management Area
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Little Elbow Lake State Park
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Little Elk State Wildlife Management Area
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Little Jo State Wildlife Management Area
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Little Pine State Wildlife Management Area
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Loerch State Wildlife Management Area
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Loncrace State Wildlife Management Area
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Long Lake State Wildlife Management Area
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Long Prairie State Wildlife Management Area
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Lowe State Wildlife Management Area
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Lower Rice Lake State Wildlife Management Area
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Lowry State Wildlife Management Area
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Lunde State Wildlife Management Area
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Lyons State Forest
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Macsville State Wildlife Management Area
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Magnusson State Wildlife Management Area
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Mahgre State Wildlife Management Area
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Manston State Wildlife Management Area
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Maplewood State Park
The maple forest turns brilliant shades of orange, gold, and red in the fall. Eight major lakes and many ponds offer water lovers places to swim, fish, boat, and simply relax. Lake Lida has a sandy beach and large picnic areas for visitors. Drive along the scenic route to observe the wildlife the park ........more >
Marple State Wildlife Management Area
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Mathison State Wildlife Management Area
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Melbye State Wildlife Management Area
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Mille Lacs Kathio State Park
Mille Lacs Kathio State Park has so much to offer and discover. Its 9000 years of human history and archaeological significance has made it a National Historic Landmark. You can learn about its rich history and all of Kathio's other treasures at the Visitor Center located next to the picnic grounds. Kathio's ........more >
Mille Lacs National Wildlife Refuge
Mille Lacs National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1915 and is known as the smallest refuge in the National Wildlife Refuge System. The refuge is comprised of two small islands 0.57 acres total over a mile from shore on Lake Mille Lacs in north-central Minnesota. The islands are boulder and gravel ........more >
Mille Lacs State Wildlife Management Area
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Mississippi Headwaters State Forest
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Moccasin State Wildlife Management Area
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Moran State Wildlife Management Area
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Mud Lake State Wildlife Management Area
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Muddy Creek State Wildlife Management Area
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Mustinka State Wildlife Management Area
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Neal State Wildlife Management Area
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New Prairie State Wildlife Management Area
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Noordmans State Wildlife Management Area
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Nora State Wildlife Management Area
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Northwest Angle State Forest
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Northwood State Wildlife Management Area
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Oak Ridge State Wildlife Management Area
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Ogema Springs State Wildlife Management Area
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Old Mill State Park
A log cabin and a steam-powered flour mill at Old Mill State Park are bold landmarks from the past. The grist mill still gets fired up once a year to grind flour. The Middle River meanders through the park and visitors can see deer, beaver, and moose. Enjoy the prairie and the ever-changing parade of ........more >
Old Mill State Park Dam
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Old Red Lake Trail State Wildlife Management Area
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Orwell State Wildlife Management Area
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Osakis State Wildlife Management Area
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Oscar State Wildlife Management Area
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Padua State Wildlife Management Area
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Paul Bunyan State Forest
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Pednor State Wildlife Management Area
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Pembina State Wildlife Management Area
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Perham State Wildlife Management Area
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Pillsbury State Forest
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Pine Tree State Park
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Pioneer Trail State Wildlife Management Area
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Polk State Wildlife Management Areas
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Pomme de Terre State Wildlife Management Area
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Popple Lake State Wildlife Management Area
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Randall State Wildlife Management Area
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Red Lake State Forest
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Red Lake State Wildlife Management Area
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Red Rock State Wildlife Management Area
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Reimers State Wildlife Management Area
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Remer State Forest
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Reno State Wildlife Management Area
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Rice-Skunk Lake State Wildlife Management Area
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Rindahl State Wildlife Management Area
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Riparia State Wildlife Management Area
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Robertson State Wildlife Management Area
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Rockwood State Wildlife Management Areas
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Roseau River State Wildlife Management Area
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Rothsay State Wildlife Management Area
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Rum River State Forest
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Rush Lake State Wildlife Management Area
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Sagaiigan State Wildlife Management Area
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Sartell State Wildlife Management Area
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Schnepf State Wildlife Management Area
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Sedan State Wildlife Management Areas
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Selk State Wildlife Management Area
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Sheets Lake State Wildlife Management Area
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Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge
Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge is located in the St. Francis River Valley, which is known as one of the finest wildlife areas in the state. The wildlife value of the valley was severely reduced in the early 1900s, when the area was drained for agriculture. Congress established this 30,600-acre ........more >
Shooks State Wildlife Management Area
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Shotley State Wildlife Management Area
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Shuck State Wildlife Management Area
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Shypoke State Wildlife Management Area
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Skarpness State Wildlife Management Area
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Skree State Wildlife Management Area
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Skull Lake State Wildlife Management Area
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Smoky Hills State Forest
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Sponsa State Wildlife Management Area
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Spring Creek State Wildlife Management Area
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Spruce Creek State Wildlife Management Area
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Staples State Wildlife Management Area
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Star Lake State Wildlife Management Area
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Steenerson State Wildlife Management Area
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Stipa State Wildlife Management Area
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Storm-bordson State Wildlife Management Area
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Strike Lake State Wildlife Management Area
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Syre State Wildlife Management Area
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Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge
Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge covers 42,724 acres and lies in the glacial lake country of northwestern Minnesota in Becker County, 18 miles northeast of Detroit Lakes. It was established in 1938 as a refuge breeding ground for migratory birds and other wildlife. Refuge topography consists of rolling ........more >
Tamarack State Wildlife Management Area
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Teiken-Dalve State Wildlife Management Area
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Thedin State Wildlife Management Area
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Thief Lake State Wildlife Management Area
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Thornberg State Wildlife Management Area
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Tilden State Wildlife Management Area
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Tower State Wildlife Management Area
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Turtle Creek State Wildlife Management Area
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Twin Lakes State Wildlife Management Area
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Twin Valley State Wildlife Management Area
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Two Inlets State Forest
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Ulen State Wildlife Management Area
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Upper Dean State Wildlife Management Area
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Upper Rice Lake State Wildlife Management Area
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Urness State Wildlife Management Area
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Valdine State Wildlife Management Area
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Van Luik State Wildlife Management Area
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Vangsness State Wildlife Management Area
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Vanose State Wildlife Management Area
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Volkmann State Wildlife Management Area
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Wade State Wildlife Management Area
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Wambach State Wildlife Management Area
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Warren Lake State Wildlife Management Area
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Waubun State Wildlife Management Area
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Weiler State Wildlife Management Area
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Welsh Lake State Forest
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White Bear State Wildlife Management Area
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White Earth State Forest
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White Earth State Wildlife Management Area
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Whitefish Lake State Wildlife Management Area
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Wilts State Wildlife Management Area
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Wisneski State Wildlife Management Area
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Wittiker State Wildlife Management Area
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Wolf Lake State Wildlife Management Area
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Zion State Wildlife Management Area
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Zippel Bay State Park
After visiting Zippel Bay, you'll remember the sunsets, and the miles of white sand beach. The park is located on the shores of Lake of the Woods, one of the world's largest lakes. Because of its size, the lake freezes much later than most lakes and remains ice covered much later in the spring. In the ........more >
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