Minnesota Recreation Areas

Looking for awesome outdoor recreation areas in Minnesota? View Minnesota parks and recreation areas below, listed in alphabetical order. Each listing has images, full description, map, directions, activities, phone number, and links to campgrounds and hiking trails within the recreation area.

Agassiz Wilderness, Minnesota Camping & Hiking

Featured Image Source Directions Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge is located in Northwest Minnesota in Marshall County. Refuge Headquarters is located 11 miles east of Holt, MN on Marshall County Road 7(22996 290th St. NE, Middle River, MN 56737). Phone 218-449-4115 Activities WILDERNESS Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Minnesota Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Minnesota Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Minnesota Recreation Areas Agassiz Wilderness Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge Agassiz Wilderness Map The Agassiz Wilderness contains a total of 4,000 acres and is managed by the Fish & Wildlife Service. All of the Wilderness is in the state of Minnesota. The Wilderness lies within the 61,500-acre Agassiz National Wildlife Refuge which is an important breeding and resting area for migratory birds with habitat management focusing on waterfowl, marsh, and grassland bird species. The Wilderness

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Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge, Minnesota Camping & Hiking

Directions The refuge office and maintenance facility are located approximately eight miles east of Ortonville, MN (South Dakota border) and one-half mile west of Odessa, MN. From Highway 7/75, take Big Stone County Road #19 south approximately three-quarters of a mile. Phone 320-273-2191 Activities AUTO TOURING, BOATING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Minnesota Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Minnesota Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Minnesota Recreation Areas Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge Straddling the headwaters of the Minnesota River in extreme west-central Minnesota, Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge is within the heart of the tallgrass prairie’s historic range. Today, less than one-percent of tallgrass prairie remains. The Refuge serves as the “keeper of the prairie” by working to maintain and restore native prairie habitat

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Webster Lake Boating Area

Chippewa National Forest, Minnesota Camping & Hiking

Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HORSEBACK RIDING, OFF HIGHWAY VEHICLE, PICNICKING, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, VISITOR CENTER, WILDLIFE VIEWING, SWIMMING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Minnesota Campgrounds DEER LAKE ONEGUME STONY POINT CLUBHOUSE LAKE CHIPPEWA LOOP NORWAY BEACH LOOP NORWAY BEACH PICNIC SHELTER SOUTH PIKE BAY CASS LAKE LOOP WANAKI LOOP WINNIE CAMPGROUND KNUTSON DAM CUT FOOT HORSE CAMPGROUND MOSOMO POINT WILLIAMS NARROWS Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Minnesota Hiking Trails Elmwood Island Webster Lake Boating Area Related Link(s) More Minnesota Recreation Areas Chippewa National Forest Your #ChippewaNF Adventure Begins Here: Experience the lake life on one of 1,300 lakes, 925 miles of streams and 400,000 acres of wetlands Camp in one of our campgrounds or rough it at one of our back-country campsites Explore the forest by foot, bike or OHV on one

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Duluth-Superior Harbor, Minnesota Camping & Hiking

Directions The Visitor Center is located at the foot of Canal Park Drive a few blocks from downtown Duluth, or from I-35, at exit 256-B. There is nearby parking. Phone (218) 720-520 x1 Activities HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, VISITOR CENTER, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Minnesota Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Minnesota Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Minnesota Recreation Areas Duluth-Superior Harbor Website Duluth-Superior Harbor Photo Album Lake Superior Marine Museum Association At the western end of Lake Superior, Duluth-Superior Harbor offers a close view of commercial shipping, lighthouses, a park, and a lakewalk. The Lake Superior Maritime Visitor Center exhibits the Corps’ role in harbor and connecting channel development. All aspects of shipping are displayed with ship artifacts, scale models, and a full size pilot house replica. School and community

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Fergus Falls Wetland Management District, Minnesota Camping & Hiking

Directions Take I-94 to State Highway 210 East (Exit 57) and travel east one mile to the Prairie Wetlands Learning and three miles to the headquarters. Phone 218-739-2291 Activities INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, VISITOR CENTER, WILDLIFE VIEWING, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Minnesota Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Minnesota Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Minnesota Recreation Areas Fergus Falls Wetland Management District The Fergus Falls Wetland Management District was established in 1962 with the initiation of the Accelerated Small Wetlands Acquisition Program. It includes the counties of Douglas, Grant, Otter Tail, Wadena and Wilkin. The mission of the district is to identify, protect, and restore the tallgrass prairie/wetland ecosystem and associated habitats and to provide opportunities for outdoor recreation and environmental education. For this purpose, the district currently manages 215

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Grand Portage National Monument, Minnesota Camping & Hiking

Directions Traveling northeast or southwest on MN Hwy 61 visitors will see signs alerting the approach to Grand Portage National Monument. A right turn exit lane or left turn from Hwy 61 at the Grand Portage Trading Post will take visitors onto Casino Road. Turn left at the first stop sign from Casino Road to Mile Creek Road. About 3/4 mile on Mile Creek Road, look for the large wooden entrance sign. Turn left up the short hill into the Heritage Center parking lot. Phone (218) 475-0123 Activities HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, CAMPING, HIKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Minnesota Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Minnesota Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Minnesota Recreation Areas Grand Portage National Monument Official Website Grand Portage National Monument Map Travel into the past to discover

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Hamden Slough National Wildlife Refuge, Minnesota Camping & Hiking

Directions The refuge office is located one mile northeast of Audubon, Minnesota. Visitors can get to the refuge office by following the brown and white refuge signs on state, county, and township roads. The best route to the refuge office from U.S. Hwy. 10 at Audubon is north on County Road #13 to the downtown Audubon. Proceed east on County Road #104 for 1.3 miles, then north on County Road #104 for 0.75 miles to the south end of the refuge. Follow refuge signs and proceed 0.25 miles northwest on Township Road #440 to the refuge office. Phone 218-847-4431 Activities INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, HIKING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Minnesota Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Minnesota Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Minnesota Recreation Areas Hamden Slough National Wildlife

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Keweenaw Waterway, Minnesota Camping & Hiking

Directions From Chassell, 4 miles east on US 41. Phone (218) 720-5271 Activities BOATING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Minnesota Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Minnesota Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Minnesota Recreation Areas Keweenaw Waterway Website At the upper and lower entrances of the Keweenaw Waterway Project on the Portage River in the Keweenaw Peninsula, Houghton County, Michigan, are two harbors of refuge. Recreational areas managed by State and local agencies at the upper entrance include boating, swimming, and picnic facilities. The lower entrance, Portage Entry, has a restroom facility and a boat launch.

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Lac Qui Parle Lake, Minnesota Camping & Hiking

Directions From Montevideo, 9 miles northwest on MN 7 and 59. Phone (320) 269-6303 Activities HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, FISHING, PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Minnesota Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Minnesota Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Minnesota Recreation Areas Lac Qui Parle Lake Website Lac Qui Parle Lake Photo Album Lac qui Parle was constructed for flood control in the Minnesota River Valley. The project is best known for its fishing and waterfowl hunting. It is known as the best walleye fishing in Western Minnesota, and has good populations of channel catfish, smallmouth bass, northern pike, bluegills and crappies. Lac qui Parle Lake is part of a State wildlife management area and is a major stopping point for migrating waterfowl.

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Litchfield Wetland Management District, Minnesota Camping & Hiking

Directions The office is located three miles south of Litchfield, Minnesota, on 615th Avenue. If arriving from the north, east, or west, turn south on Highway 22 where it intersects with US Highway 12 in downtown Litchfield. Proceed south one and one-half miles to Lake Ripley Drive. Turn right. Bear left in 0.2 miles as Lake Ripley drive joins 615th Avenue. The district office is located 2.1 miles south on 615th Avenue and is marked with entrance signs. If arriving from the South on Highway 22 turn left (west) onto Meeker County 28. Meeker County 28 is located 8.1 miles north of the intersection of MN Highway 7 and MN Highway 22. After turning west on Meeker County 28, proceed 0.9 miles to the intersection with 615th Avenue. Turn right unto 615th Avenue and travel north 0.8 miles to the Refuge entrance. Phone 320-693-2849 Activities BOATING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING,

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Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge, Minnesota Camping & Hiking

Directions The Refuge Office and Visitor Center are located just off of 34th Avenue in Bloomington, Minnesota, across the street from the Minneapolis/St.Paul Airport Hilton Hotel. From I-494, visitors should take the 34th Avenue exit south to East 80th Street. Turn left on East 80th Street and proceed east for 1/4 mile to the Visitor Center entrance which is on the right. Phone 952-854-5900 Activities BIKING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, WINTER SPORTS, VISITOR CENTER, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PHOTOGRAPHY Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Minnesota Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Minnesota Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Minnesota Recreation Areas Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge is located within the urban and suburban areas of Minneapolis and St. Paul. It is a green belt of large marsh

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Minnesota Valley Wetland Management District, Minnesota Camping & Hiking

Directions The district office is co-located with the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge Office and Visitor Center, off of 34th Avenue in Bloomington, Minnesota, across the street from the Minneapolis/St.Paul Airport Hilton Hotel. From I-494, visitors should take the 34th Avenue exit south to East 80th Street. Turn left on East 80th Street and proceed east for 1/4 mile to the Visitor Center entrance which is on the right. Phone 952-854-5900 Activities BOATING, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION, PHOTOGRAPHY, PADDLING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Minnesota Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Minnesota Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Minnesota Recreation Areas Minnesota Valley Wetland Management District The Minnesota Valley Wetland Management District (WMD) is a fourteen-county district located in east central Minnesota. It includes portions of the Minnesota, Cannon, and Mississippi river

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Mississippi National River and, Minnesota Camping & Hiking

Directions Limited metered street parking is available on nearby streets near our headquarters. Several parking ramps are available nearby including the Kellogg Square parking ramp. Visitor Centers are located in the lobby of the Science Museum of Minnesota (120 Kellogg Blvd East, St. Paul, MN) and at the Upper St. Anthony Lock and Dam (1 Portland Ave, Minneapolis, MN). Phone (651) 293-0200 Activities BIKING, BOATING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PADDLING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Minnesota Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Minnesota Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Minnesota Recreation Areas Mississippi National River and Recreation Area Official Website Mississippi National River and Recreation Area Map In the middle of a bustling urban setting, this 72 mile river park offers quiet stretches for fishing, boating and canoeing, birdwatching, bicycling,

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Mississippi River – Pool 1, Minnesota Camping & Hiking

Directions Lock and Dam 1 (Ford Dam) is 4 miles downstream from St. Anthony Falls and adjacent to Minnehaha Park. Access to the site is from west River Parkway. 5000 West River Parkway, Minneapolis, MN. Phone (507) 895-6341 Activities WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Minnesota Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Minnesota Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Minnesota Recreation Areas Mississippi River – Pool 1 Website Located within the Upper Mississippi River Valley between Minneapolis and St. Paul. Project lands are located within the Corps of Engineers Nine Foot Navigation Project. The Main channel provides excellent deep draft boating opportunities and scenic views of the metropolitan riverfront. This pool is within the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area corridor. There is an observation platform for visitors to watch lock operations and see

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Mississippi River – Pool 10, Minnesota Camping & Hiking

Directions Located on the Iowa side of the river, in downtown Guttenberg, IA, 5 blocks off of State Highway 52. PO Box 849, 5 Lock and Dam Lane, Guttenberg, IA. Phone (507) 895-6341 Activities BOATING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, FISHING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, OTHER RECREATION CONCESSION SITE, HOTEL/LODGE/RESORT PRIVATELY OWNED Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Minnesota Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Minnesota Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Minnesota Recreation Areas Mississippi River – Pool 10 Website Located within the scenic Upper Mississippi River Valley between Lynxville, WI. and Guttenberg, IA. Project lands are located within the Corps of Engineers Nine Foot Navigation Project and the Fish and Wildlife Service Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge. The Main channel provides deep draft boating opportunities while the backwaters provide a wilderness

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Mississippi River – Pool 2, Minnesota Camping & Hiking

Directions Lock and Dam 2 is about 1 mile north of downtown Hastings, MN just off of US Highway 61, part of the Great River Road. This project is adjacent to Lake Rebecca Park. 1350 Dam Road, Hastings, MN. Phone (507) 895-6341 Activities WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Minnesota Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Minnesota Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Minnesota Recreation Areas Mississippi River – Pool 2 Website Located within the Upper Mississippi River Valley between St. Paul and Hastings, MN. Project lands are located within the Corps of Engineers Nine Foot Navigation Project. The Main channel provides excellent deep draft boating opportunities and scenic views of the metropolitan riverfront. Pool 2 is within the Mississippi National River and Rrecreation Area corridor. There is an observation platform for visitors to

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Mississippi River – Pool 3, Minnesota Camping & Hiking

Directions Located on the Minnesota side of the river, Lock and Dam 3 is in a relatively remote area near Red Wing, MN, approximately 8 miles off of US Highway 61, part of the Great River Road, on County Highway 19. 4330 Lock and Dam Road, Welch, MN. Phone (507) 895-6341 Activities BOATING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Minnesota Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Minnesota Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Minnesota Recreation Areas Mississippi River – Pool 3 Website Located within the scenic Upper Mississippi River Valley between Hastings, MN and Red Wing, MN. Project lands are located within the Corps of Engineers Nine Foot Navigation Project. The Main channel provides deep draft boating opportunities while the backwaters provide a wilderness area atmosphere for the smaller shallow draft

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Mississippi River – Pool 5, Minnesota Camping & Hiking

Directions Located on the Minnesota side of the river, access off of US Highway 61, approximately 5 miles north of Minnesota City, MN. Part of the Great River Road. Route 1, Box 396, Minnesota City, MN. Phone (507) 895-6341 Activities BOATING, FISHING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Minnesota Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Minnesota Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Minnesota Recreation Areas Mississippi River – Pool 5 Website Located within the scenic Upper Mississippi River Valley between Minnesota City, MN and Winona, MN. Project lands are located within the Corps of Engineers Nine Foot Navigation Project and the Fish and Wildlife Service Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge. The Main channel provides deep draft boating opportunities while the backwaters provide a wilderness area atmosphere for the

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Mississippi River – Pool 5A, Minnesota Camping & Hiking

Directions Located on the Wisconsin side of the river, approximately 3 miles south of Fountain City, WI, accessible from WI State Highway 35, part of the Great River Road. W679 State Highway 35, Fountain City, WI. Phone (507) 895-6341 Activities BOATING, FISHING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Minnesota Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Minnesota Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Minnesota Recreation Areas Mississippi River – Pool 5A Website There is no public access or facilities at the Lock and Dam. There are public facilities scattered throughout the Pool.Located within the scenic Upper Mississippi River Valley between Winona, MN and Trempealeau, WI. Project lands are located within the Corps of Engineers Nine Foot Navigation Project and the Fish and Wildlife Service Upper Mississippi River

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Mississippi River – Pool 9, Minnesota Camping & Hiking

Directions Located on the Wisconsin side of the river, approximately 3 miles south of Lynxville, WI with access off of WI State Highway 35, part of the Great River Road. R.R. 1, Box 119, Eastman, WI. Phone (507) 895-6341 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Minnesota Campgrounds BLACKHAWK PARK Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Minnesota Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Minnesota Recreation Areas Mississippi River – Pool 9 Website Located within the scenic Upper Mississippi River Valley between Genoa, WI and Lynxville, WI. Project lands are located within the Corps of Engineers Nine Foot Navigation Project and the Fish and Wildlife Service Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife and Fish Refuge. The Main channel provides deep draft boating opportunities while the backwaters

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Mississippi River Headwaters – Cross Lake, Minnesota Camping & Hiking

Phone (218) 692-2025 Activities BOATING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, WINTER SPORTS, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Minnesota Campgrounds Cross Lake Recreation Area CROSS LAKE DAY USE Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Minnesota Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Minnesota Recreation Areas Mississippi River Headwaters – Cross Lake Photo Album Mississippi River Headwaters – Cross Lake Website You will find something unique about a vacation in Minnesota’s lake country. The six unique lakes, Gull Lake, the Whitefish Chain (Cross Lake), Big Sandy Lake, Pokegama Lake, Leech Lake, and Lake Winnibigoshish, are roughly bounded by a triangle from Brainerd to Bemidji to Grand Rapids in central Minnesota. Campfires and sunsets and the peacefulness of the water make each day a special event.

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Mississippi River Headwaters – Gull Lake, Minnesota Camping & Hiking

Phone (218) 829-3334 Activities CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, VISITOR CENTER, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Minnesota Campgrounds GULL LAKE RECREATION AREA Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Minnesota Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Minnesota Recreation Areas Gull Chain of Lakes Association Paul Bunyan Scenic Byways Confidence Learning Center Mississippi River Headwaters – Gull Lake Photo Album Mississippi River Headwaters – Gull Lake Website NULL

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Mississippi River Headwaters – Sandy Lake, Minnesota Camping & Hiking

Phone (218) 426-3482 Activities BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, VISITOR CENTER, WATER SPORTS, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Minnesota Campgrounds SANDY LAKE Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Minnesota Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Minnesota Recreation Areas Paul Bunyan Scenic Byways Confidence Learning Center Mississippi River Headwaters – Sandy Lake Photo Album Mississippi River Headwaters – Sandy Lake Website The Headwaters Lakes Project is located in Minnesota?s lake country. Campfires and sunsets and the peacefulness of the water make each day a special event. The dams were originally constructed of native materials (earthen embankments filled with puddled clay, and timber control structures) in the early 1880s, except Gull Lake, which was constructed in 1912, using concrete. Sandy Lake Dam had the northernmost navigational lock on the Mississippi River

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Morris Wetland Management District, Minnesota Camping & Hiking

Directions The Morris Wetland Management District is located in west-central Minnesota, and includes lands in Big Stone, Chippewa, Lac Qui Parle, Pope, Stevens, Swift, Traverse, and Yellow Medicine Counties. The district headquarters is located at 43875 230th Street, Morris, MN 56267, 4 miles east of Morris, MN on the side of County Highway 10. Contact us at 320-589-1001. Phone 320-589-1001 Activities AUTO TOURING, BOATING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, VISITOR CENTER, WILDLIFE VIEWING, ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION, PHOTOGRAPHY, PADDLING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Minnesota Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Minnesota Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Minnesota Recreation Areas Morris Wetland Management District The Morris Wetland Management District includes 244 waterfowl production areas, encompassing over 50,000 acres scattered throughout an eight-county area. Like other wetland management districts in the prairie states, the goal of the

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Orwell Lake, Minnesota Camping & Hiking

Directions From Fergus Falls, 10 miles southwest via County Route 15. Phone (218) 736-6463 Activities PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Minnesota Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Minnesota Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Minnesota Recreation Areas Orwell Lake Photo Album Orwell Lake Website Much of the project area is used for wildlife habitat development by Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Many lakes in vicinity.

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Pipestone National Monument, Minnesota Camping & Hiking

Directions Plane: Commercial service – located at Sioux Falls, SD -Joe Foss Field airport. 50 miles from Pipestone National Monument. Rental cars are available at the airport. Non-Commercial service – located at Pipestone MN airport. Courtesy car or transit service available to Pipestone National Monument from the airport. Car: Pipestone National Monument is easily accessible from local highways. When you reach the city of Pipestone, road signs will lead you to Pipestone National Monument. Phone (507) 825-5464 Activities HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, PICNICKING, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Minnesota Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Minnesota Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Minnesota Recreation Areas Pipestone National Monument Official Website Pipestone National Monument Map For countless generations, American Indians have quarried the red pipestone found at this site. These grounds are sacred to

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Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge, Minnesota Camping & Hiking

Directions Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge is located in east central Minnesota, approximately 50 miles northwest of Minneapolis and 30 miles southeast of St. Cloud. From Minneapolis, take Interstate 94 west to Highway 101 at Rogers. Go north on 101 to Highway 169 north, then follow Highway 169 north four miles past Zimmerman to County Road 9. Go west on County Road 9 four miles to the refuge entrance and one additional mile to the refuge office. From St. Cloud, take Highway 23 north to Highway 95, then east on Highway 95 approximately 15 miles. After the sign for Sherburne Refuge, take the first right, which is Mille Lacs County Road 7. Go south on County 7 four miles to the refuge entrance then three more miles to County 9. Go east 2.5 miles on County 9 to the refuge office. For directions from Big Lake, Zimmerman, and Princeton, click here.

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Superior National Forest, Minnesota Camping & Hiking

Activities AUTO TOURING, BIKING, BOATING, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, WINTER SPORTS, RECREATIONAL VEHICLES, WILDLIFE VIEWING, FIRE LOOKOUTS/CABINS OVERNIGHT, SWIMMING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Minnesota Campgrounds ECHO LAKE (MINN) JEANETTE LAKE WHITEFACE RESERVOIR FALL LAKE IRON LAKE TRAILS END CAMPGROUND FLOUR LAKE CAMPGROUND CRESCENT LAKE (MN) Sawbill Lake Campground – Superior National Forest EAST BEARSKIN LAKE CAMPGROUND FENSKE LAKE CAMPGROUND BIRCH LAKE CAMPGROUND SOUTH KAWISHIWI RIVER Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Minnesota Hiking Trails Astrid Lake Area Related Link(s) More Minnesota Recreation Areas Superior National Forest The Superior National Forest offers an expansive variety of ways to get outside and enjoy the outdoors. It™s All Yours! 2,000 miles of trails designed for hiking, hunting, riding and more. Camp on one of the many developed “fee”, rustic, or backcountry campsites, most of which are on

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Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge, Minnesota Camping & Hiking

Directions The refuge office/visitor center is located 18 miles northeast of Detroit Lakes, MN, at the junction of County Roads 26 & 29. Leaving Detroit Lakes on Hwy 34 East, go 9 miles to intersection of County Road 29, turn left going north on 29, and go approximately 9 miles (paved and gravel roads). Leaving Detroit Lakes on County Road 21, go north approximately 9 miles to intersection of County Road 26, turn right, going east on 26 approximately 9 miles (paved/gravel road). Phone 218-847-2641 Activities AUTO TOURING, BOATING, INTERPRETIVE PROGRAMS, FISHING, HIKING, HUNTING, VISITOR CENTER, WILDLIFE VIEWING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Minnesota Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Minnesota Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Minnesota Recreation Areas Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge covers 42,724 acres and lies in the glacial lake country of

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Tamarac Wilderness, Minnesota Camping & Hiking

Directions The 2,000 acre Wilderness of Tamarac NWR is located in the NE corner of the refuge. The area can be accessed from County Highway 35. From the Refuge Visitor Center located at the juncture of County Highways 26 and 29, head east on Cty Hwy 26. Turn north on Bruce Blvd. Turn east on County Highway 143. Turn north on County Highway 35. There is no formal parking area but numerous pullouts by gate trailheads are available. The 3 islands in Tamarac Lake can be accessed with private boat from any 1 of the 3 boat accesses for the lake. Phone 218-847-2641 Activities WILDERNESS Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Minnesota Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Minnesota Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Minnesota Recreation Areas Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge Tamarac Wilderness Tamarac Wilderness

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Traverse Lake, Minnesota Camping & Hiking

Directions From Wheaton, 4 miles north on US 75, 4 miles west on MN 236. Phone (320) 563-4586 Activities BOATING, FISHING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, PLAYGROUND PARK SPECIALIZED SPORT SITE Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Minnesota Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Minnesota Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Minnesota Recreation Areas Traverse Lake Website The Lake Traverse Project is a multipurpose project located on the Minnesota ? South Dakota border. The project consists of two dams, one dike and two lakes, Traverse and Mud. The main purpose of the project is to control flooding along the northward flowing Bois de Souix River, which joins the Ottertail River to become the Red River of the North. The significant feature of the project is the Browns Valley Dike on the south end of Lake Traverse,

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Upper Mississippi River National Wildlife & Fish Refuge, Minnesota Camping & Hiking

Directions There are four district offices and a main headquarters. For more information on district opportunities and activities and detailed maps, go to the refuge’s web site listed at the top of this page. The headquarters and Winona District office are located in the Exchange Building at the corner of 4th and Center streets in Winona, Minnesota. From Highway 61, turn north on Huff street until it intersects with 4th Street; turn right. The Exchange Building is on the right-hand side of the road. The LaCrosse District office is located in Onalaska, Wisconsin. From I-90, Exit 4, travel south on Highway 53/157. At the lights, turn left onto Highway 16 . At the next stop sign, turn left onto Braund Street, then right onto County Road PH. Turn left onto Lester Avenue. The Office and Resource Center is at 555 Lester Avenue. The McGregor District office is located at 401

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Voyageurs National Park, Minnesota Camping & Hiking

Directions Voyageurs National Park is located in Northern Minnesota. The park shares its northern boundary with Canada and lies just west of the Boundary Water Canoe Area Wilderness. The park visitor centers are accessible by car but in order to truly experience the park, one must leave their vehicle behind and access the park by boat. Phone (218) 283-6600 Activities BIKING, BOATING, HISTORIC & CULTURAL SITE, CAMPING, FISHING, HIKING, PICNICKING, WATER SPORTS, WILDLIFE VIEWING, SNOWPARK, PADDLING, SWIMMING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Minnesota Campgrounds Voyageurs National Park Camping Permits Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Minnesota Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Minnesota Recreation Areas Voyageurs National Park Official Website Voyageurs National Park Map Voyageurs is a maze of interconnected water highways. Plan ahead before coming to this water-based park by bringing your own watercraft, reserving

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Windom Wetland Management District, Minnesota Camping & Hiking

Directions The district headquarters is located one mile east of Windom, Minnesota, on County Road 17. Windom lies in the scenic Des Moines River valley of southwestern Minnesota, on Highway 71 a short 18 miles north of interstate 90. Maps to all the waterfowl production areas are available for each county in the district. Phone 507-831-2220 Activities HUNTING Camping Reservations Reserve your campsite at these camping areas: Minnesota Campgrounds Hiking Trails Looking for nice hiking areas to take a hike? Choose from these scenic hiking trails: Minnesota Hiking Trails Related Link(s) More Minnesota Recreation Areas The Windom Wetland Management District acquires and manages waterfowl production areas, enforces wetland easements, and provides conservation assistance to landowners in 12 southwestern Minnesota counties. The landscape is dominated by intense, row-crop agriculture, which has led to the drainage of most wetlands and widespread water quality problems. Deteriorating drainage tile systems and the abundance of

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