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4191 Snail Lake Boulevard, Shoreview, MN 55126
Admission: $0.00
Concessions Available
Park is open 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset. Noe: Much of the Park continues to be closed due to flooding

Family recreation at Vadnais-Snail Lakes Regional Park includes a guarded beach, a playground, over 5 miles of walking trails and fishing. In the winter, this park has a designated sledding hill north of the picnic pavilion in the Snail Lake section of the park.

Vadnais-Snail Lakes Beach

Vadnais-Snail Lakes Regional Park Beach

Vadnais-Snail Lakes Regional Park has a guarded beach with a concession stand. The beach season begins mid-June and continues until Labor Day. Lifeguards are scheduled daily between noon and 8:00 p.m., however, Ramsey County will close beaches for weather, low attendance or other safety reasons. Lifeguard services end in late August. Buoys will remain in place and beach-goers are welcome to swim.

After five years of closures due to flooding, the beach officially re-opened during the summer of 2020. The beach has been re-developed to address flooding issues.

Sledding at Snail Lake Park

In the winter, Ramsey County Parks maintains a designated sledding hill. Anne warns this is not a wimpy hill. Perhaps it is best for bigger kids.  Park in the Snail Lake parking lot for easy access. Find more places to sled in the Twin Cities here: Twin Cities Guide to the Best Sledding Hills.

Dogs at The Park

Leashed pets are allowed at Ramsey County Parks, but not in the beach or picnic areas. Vadnais-Snail Lakes Park offers walking trails where families can hike with their dogs.

Birthday Parties at Vadnais-Snail Lakes Regional Park

This park has two structures that can be rented for birthday parties. The  pavilion has a capacity for 200 and includes four grills, a kitchen and a pig roasting area that can be rented for an additional fee. The shelter holds 50 people and includes a grill.

More Birthday Party Ideas: Twin Cities Birthday Parties for Kids: Party in the Park


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  1. I’ve seen many people fishing where there’s no fishing signs, and then there’s people fishing where they’re allowed to but they leave trash all over, and try to catch the baby ducks. Hate seeing such a beautiful place get destroyed.

    1. I have noticed this at other parks as well, Amanda. My hope is that the more people go to parks, the more they will value nature and see value in following the rules that are meant to conserve these parks and make them enjoyable for all.

      I will add that I have visited parks in other states and I stand by my belief that Minnesota has the cleanest parks – especially the parks run by the DNR. I highly recommend visiting the State Parks for this reason.

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