Fall is the best time to visit Minnesota state parks. The weather is cooler, and the trees yield bright colors!

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If you're planning a trip this month, check out these popular state parks or if you don't like crowds, avoid them at all cost!

Most Visited State Parks In Minnesota: Is Your Favorite in the List?

Minnesota has 66 beautiful state parks. The parks have an average of 9,700,000 visitors each year. Interestingly enough, nearly 19% of park visitors come from other states and countries, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Now, my favorite State Park is Jay Cooke in Carlton, MN, but it did not break into the top 5.

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