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Banning State Park Spring Fun Walk
Saturday, June 1

AVA Sanction ID #113552

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Picnic area.

Start times:

You may start anytime between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m., and finish by 4 p.m.

The Trail

Distance and trails: 

Sanctioned for 10km made up of shorter loops of about 5km each. The Skunk Cabbage trail is mostly grassy, though some areas may be wet. The interpretive trail is easy. Some of the trail on Quarry/ Wolf Creek is rugged in places.  You can avoid the difficult part by skipping the Wolf Creek trail. The Quarry Loop Trail could handle big wheel strollers, but other trails are not stroller friendly.

Event Award

Roughed Grouse leather pin, $8; IVV event book credit, $3; walk only, $2.

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.


Water and restrooms are available at the center. NSTT will offer a participant picnic throughout the day for a donation to cover costs.

Event Contacts

For event information call Wally, 507-362-8760, 507-380-4106, cell;
or Eleanor, 218-485-4230 (leave a message) or 218-565-0508, cell.
For park info call 320-245-2668.

Getting There

61101 Banning Park Road, Sandstone, MN 55072. The park is 95 miles north of Minneapolis just off I35. Get off at the Askov, Highway 23 exit #195,  and go right about ½ mile to the entrance on the right. The park is  located in Pine County.

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