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Banning State Park is a state park of Minnesota, USA, stretched along 10 miles (16 km) of the Kettle River near Sandstone in Pine County. The centerpiece of the park is 1. 5 miles (2. 4 km) of churning rapids, some up to Class IV. The daring kayakers and canoeists who shoot Blueberry Slide, Mother’s Delight, Dragon’s Tooth, Little Banning, and Hell’s Gate each spring attract spectators to the park. Landbound visitors can hike along the state’s first Wild and Scenic River amid dramatic sandstone rock formations, large potholes carved by the river, and the remains of an historic quarry. Other features are Wolf Creek Falls and Robinson Ice Cave. The park is located directly off Interstate 35. Banning State Park is open daily from 8am until 10pm. Each vehicle entering the park requires an up to date permit which can be purchased online or at the park office.

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Banning State Park, 61101 Banning Park Rd
Sandstone, Minnesota 55072

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