Join State Park Naturalists for a one-day introduction to winter camping. We will build a traditional quinzhee, an insulated snowcave, for sleeping. Also covered will be topics such as cooking outdoors in the snow, tricks for staying dry and warm in the winter, and we will discuss and try out some methods of transporting gear through the snow.
This one day workshop will cover everything you need to know about camping in the winter. Participants who CHOOSE to do so will be able to sleep in the constructed quinzhees and try out the skills they have just learned. Come for just a day of winter fun and learning, or make a weekend out of it. You choose.
No bugs! No poisonous plants! Lots of fun! Outdoor winter programs are subject to change upon weather conditions. Call the park day of program and check here for cancelations. This program will be cancelled if the air temperature is below -15F.
Registered participants will be sent a couple of instructional packets ahead of the workshop in order to better prepare you for the experience.
Please more info link here or call the Park Naturalist at 218.353.8809; email firstname.lastname@example.org
MN State Parks and Trails asks to remember the Key 3 when heading out to explore the state parks:
Plan to be flexible. Explore new destinations and consider mid-week travel. Parks are busy as more people get outdoors, so we encourage you to discover a new favorite!
Arrive prepared. Buy your vehicle permit, check visitor alerts and download maps before your trip.
Recreate responsibly. Help conserve these special places for the future by staying on trails and leaving no trace.
For information about a specific park, visit here to link for the A-Z list of state parks and recreation areas.