Trail recreation

Water recreation

Planning, grants, studies

More information

Parks and Trails publications

Many of the Parks and Trails publications are maps. Please click on the links below to view those recreational pages of interest.

Off-Highway Vehicle Riding
State Trails (includes biking, hiking, horseback riding, skating, and some snowmobiling)
Canoeing and Kayaking
Horseback Riding

Petaga Point Archaeological Site This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. (5.2 MB)
Historical overview of archaeological investigations at Mille Lacs Kathio State Park.

Cover of the Trail Planning, Design, and Development Guidelines publication.Trail Planning, Design, and Development Guidelines,
by Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Parks and Trails Division, 2007.

Purchase from Minnesota's Bookstore This link leads to an external site.

Downloads available at no cost for non-commercial or educational purposes. Call the Division of Parks and Trails at 651-259-5600 or toll free 1-888-MINNDNR for more information. Download Page (need a password)

Guidelines for Managing and Restoring Natural Plant Communities along Trails and Waterways 
Guidelines to assist resource managers in conducting management activities that enhance the quality of natural plant communities, wildlife habitat and regional landscape.