Banning State Park 

Contact Information

Banning State Park
61101 Banning Park Rd
Box 643
Sandstone, MN 55072
(866) 857-2757 (Toll Free)

Entrance is off I-35, exit #195, State Hwy 23 (Askov).

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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. Take in the historic ruins of Banning Sandstone Quarry. 17 mi hiking trails, river fishing and boat access; and 6 mi snowmobile trail. 19 km mostly beginner ski trails through forest and passing the scenic Kettle River Rapids.

Hours & Dates

Phone reservations can be made by calling 866-857-2757 (TTY: 952-936-4008) Apr–Sep, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Daily; Oct–Mar, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mon – Fri and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat & Sun CT.

Rates

  • Daily camping maximum: $32.00
  • Daily camping minimum: $24.00

Park permits: $35 annual, $26 second vehicle, $12 handicapped, or $7 daily. Camping fees are separate.

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