Fort Snelling State Park

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Fort Snelling State Park

Location:Off State Highway 5 at the Post Road exit.
Facilities:Picnic area (é), picnic shelters (é), flush toilets (é), hiking trails (18 miles), self-guided trail (1 mile), paved bike trail (5 miles), mountain bike trails (20 miles), ski trails (12 miles), skate-ski trails (6 miles), warming house, swimming beach (é), fishing pier (é), boat ramp, canoe rental, 9-hole golf course, volleyball court, playground, visitor center, interpretive exhibits, historic site, gift shop.
Activities:Swimming, lake and river fishing, boating (electric motors only), canoeing, golfing, hiking, bicycling, mountain biking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, nature programs.
Special Features:This day-use park is located in the heart of the Twin Cities and has extensive hiking, bike, and ski trails that link to Minnehaha Park and the Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge (see separate entry in national refuges section). Visitors also can hike on Pike Island, where the Mississippi and Minnesota rivers converge, or follow the trails up to the historic Fort Snelling for a view of military life in the 1820s.
Address:101 Snelling Lake Rd
Saint Paul, MN 55111

Size: 2,931 acres.

See other parks in Minnesota.
Parks Directory of the United States, 5th Edition. © 2007 by Omnigraphics, Inc.
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Professor Brenda Child, an historian in the American Indian Studies Program, publicly floated a proposal to create a language center on the grounds of Fort Snelling State Park, nearly three thousand acres; subsequently, the promise of a multi-million-dollar grant to bring the project to fruition was secured.
Today it is occupied by an international airport, Fort Snelling State Park, municipal recreation fields, Fort Snelling National Cemetery, and various state and federal buildings.

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