Easy Access to Adventure in Sandstone, MN

Pack up your adventure gear when visiting Sandstone Minnesota, you’ll find easy access to rock and/or ice climbing, whitewater and flat water paddling, fishing, hiking and so much more.


If you’re looking for someplace quite to escape to, we have that also.  Sandstone, Minnesota is surrounded on three sides by Banning State Park. Finding solitude and quiet is not hard to do in Sandstone.

to do in Sandstone MN

Climbing in Sandstone MN – here

Ice climbing in Sandstone MN

Sandstone MN has 4 seasons of climbing opportunities. Top-rope and sport climb, when it’s warm and ice climbing when it’s cold.

Whitewater Rafting in Sandstone MN – here

Sandstone Minnesota is located right on the “fun” section of the Kettle River. Rafting tours on the Kettle River take you through the heart of Banning State Park.

Fishing near Sandstone MN

rafting in Sandstone MN
rafting in Sandstone MN

Plenty of great options for fishing near Sandstone, MN. The Kettle River has lake sturgeon, smallmouth bass, walleye and northern pike.
For more information on Kettle River Fishing see https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/areas/fisheries/hinckley/rivers/kettle.html
Grindstone Lake to the west of Sandstone has lake trout and the smelt run every spring. Here’s a recipe for fried smelt https://steamykitchen.com/15666-fried-smelt.html

Hiking near Sandstone MN

Banning State Park has over 17 miles of hiking trails including a linkup to Robinson Park in Sandstone via the Wolf Creek Falls Trail.
From Robinson Park it’s easy mile or so to hike upriver to Wolf Creek Falls or hike the Quarry Spur downriver to Big Spring Falls.

Biking near Sandstone MN

Future plans for mountain biking near Sandstone are in the works. Sandstone does have easy access to the Munger Trail.

sandstone mn to do
fun to do in Sandstone MN

Plan your visit to Sandstone and get the adventure started !