Scientific and Natural Areas

Find a Natural Area

Scientific and Natural Areas Program


Minnesota Scientific and Natural Areas
Visiting Guidelines

You can visit a Scientific and Natural Area to enjoy exceptional natural features with unique plants and animals. Many of these sites are home to rare and sensitive features, so please follow these guidelines to reduce your impact:


Preserve Minnesota's unique nature

Know before you go

Be light on the land

Do not pick or collect any natural features

Have fun and be safe!