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Fort Snelling State Park Snowshoe/Walk
Saturday, February 25
Postpone date March 4
AVA Sanction ID #124002

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Physical distancing and mask may be required around the registration area and number of people in the area may be limited.


Start/finish: Picnic Island Shelter A.
Register between 10 a.m.-2 p.m. and finish by 4 p.m.
Note: Registration for this event will be in the picnic shelter.
It is heated only by central fireplace so dress appropriately!

The Trail
Sanctioned for 7km.
Provide your own snowshoes!

A 2 km flat trail around Picnic Island. Can be walked both directions.  Walkers wishing additional distance can drive to the Visitor Center parking lot and walk the winter trail on Pike Island for an additional 5km. Pike Island trail will not be marked.

We ask that you print the registration sheet using link below,
fill it out and bring it to the event along with your payment.
This will decrease the handling of money.
If you pay cash please bring exact change.
See the COVID-19 Safey Sheet on

Event Award
Barred Owl leather pin, $8; IVV event book credit, $3; walk only, $2.


Water and restrooms are available on site.

NSTT will offer a participant picnic
for a donation to cover costs.

Event Contacts

For more information call Peter Cartwright, 612-850-4700.

For park info call 612-279-3550.

Weather precautions

This event will be postponed in
the event of inclement weather. Postpone date is March 4.
Watch for email alert and NSTT website for postpone info.

Getting There

Ft. Snelling State Park is across the freeway from the MSP airport.

Take the Post Rd. exit from MN 5 and follow the signs.

State Park Vehicle Permit

A state park vehicle permit is required when you enter any state park. Daily permits cost $7.
An annual permit can be purchased for $35 and entitles you to an unlimited number of visits to any and all Minnesota State Parks for 12 months after date of purchase.

More about Fort Snelling State Park.

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