Banning State Park

Sandstone, Minnesota

Banning State Park is a campground located in Sandstone. Minnesota State Forests • You are invited to explore nearly 4 million acres located throughout our 58 state forests. • Whether you're roughing it in a tent, or taking it easy in a cabin, you can find the perfect spot for a vacation in a Minnesota state forest or state park. • State forests provide more than 2,000 miles of forest roads and thousands of logging trails, including 46 campgrounds with 1,000 campsites. State parks offer more than 5,000 campsites or a variety of cabins, guesthouses and other lodging. Plus, there are thousands of miles of rugged or paved state trails and water trails that can lead you there.

Treat yourself to a visit to Banning State Park, just minutes off I-35 near Sandstone. In the spring, watch daring canoeists and kayakers shoot the turbulent rapids at Blueberry Slide, Mother's Delight, Dragon's Tooth and Hell's Gate. In the summer, hike along the Kettle River amid dramatic Sandstone rock formations with lush lichens, liverworts and mosses. Visit Wolf Creek Falls, the Log Creek Arches and Robinson's Ice Cave. Stay at the new camper cabin (sleeps five people), which includes bunk beds, a table and benches. Take in the historic ruins of Banning Sandstone Quarry. The park is known for camping, picnicking, cross-country skiing, beautiful trails for hiking and the study of natural history.

The park is located is off I-35, Exit #195. Follow signs to the park.

Places to eat within 5km of Banning State Park include Sprouts On 5th.

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Box 643

Tel: (320) 245-2668
Fax: (320) 245-0251
Tollfree: 888-MINNDNR

Park is Open Year-round:The park is open for camping year-round. Banning State Park has announced that Willow River Forest Campground in the General Andrews State Forest will open for the season on May 1.

Drive-in Sites - 33 Sites - Sites located in one campground. Wooded sites.
Electric Sites - 11 Sites
RV Length Limit - 50 Feet - Length is measured from front of tow vehicle to rear of vehicle being towed.
Backpack Sites - 1 Site - Located near the Kettle River about 1/2 mile from Hwy 23 boat landing.
Canoe Sites - 4 Sites - Located on the Kettle River. Available on first-come, first-served basis.
Lodging - - Camper Cabins - 1 cabin - seasonal. Sleeps 5. Available April through October. More information on camper cabins.

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