Nerstrand Big Woods State Park

Contact Information

Nerstrand Big Woods State Park
9700 170th St E
Nerstrand, MN 55053
(866) 857-2757 (Toll Free)

Take I-35 to State Highway 19 east into Northfield. Go south on State Highway 3, east on State Highway 246, then turn right onto County Road 29.

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Part of the original "Big Woods," this park is known for its spring wildflowers, large hardwood trees, and fall color. Take the boardwalk trail or hike to Hidden Falls. The best way to see the beauty of this park is on foot, on 11 miles of hiking trails. In winter,Snowshoeing is permitted anywhere in the park except on groomed trails, and roped-off, sensitive areas, 4 miles of snowmobile trail.

Hours & Dates

Book an online reservation 24 hours a day. 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.


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

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