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Grand Portage State Forest 'High Falls' © Joseph Valerius
Minnesotas highest falls at 120 feet.
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Grand Portage State Forest
'High Falls'
© Joseph Valerius

Minnesotas highest falls at 120 feet.

Itasca State Park
© bobby hissam

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Tettegouche State Park
© Bev Frankenberg

Minnesota's Heartland Region Parks


15
State Parks
1
dam
243
State Wildlife Management Areas
1
State Wildlife Area
4
National Wildlife Refuges
24
State Forests

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
ZIMMERMAN

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 >
Beltrami Island State Forest
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Birch Lake State Forest
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Boekholt Grove State Wildlife Management Area
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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 >
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 >
Cooks 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 >
Father Hennepin State Park
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Foot Hills State Forest
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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 >
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 >
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 >
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 >
Little Elk 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 >
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 >
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 >
Pillsbury State Forest
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Rum River State Forest
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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 >
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 >
Teiken-Dalve 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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