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
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
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.
Plan your visit to Sandstone and get the adventure started !