Friends of Maplewood State Park - We Take Pride in Our Park

Welcome to the Friends of Maplewood State Park website. Our organization consists of members that enjoy and appreciate this great natural resource.
Our goal is to work with park management on various projects and events so that you and your family can enjoy the park year round.

Join Us Today! | 2020 Winter/Spring Newsletter "The Maple Leaf"

* Upcoming Events *

Candlelight Ski
Saturday, Feb 22, 2020

Maple Syrup Demo Day
Saturday, April 4, 2020

2020 Photo Contest - Info

See Events page for more info.

CANDLELIGHT SKI:  Sat, Feb 22, 2020 - 6:00 to 8:30pm

Come and enjoy the evening with us. The 1 mile ski trail will be lit with 150 candles. If you don’t ski, you can walk, snowshoe or stand around the campfire, chat with friends, and enjoy hot chili, smores, bars, and hot drinks. Maplewood State Park has 12 sets of snowshoes that you can try out; no skis are available.

The chili will be on and ready to serve by 5:00. Come early and ski some of the 8 miles of trails that afternoon. After an hour or so of skiing, join the Friends at the Trail Center for supper before going out on the candle lighted trail.

Remember, if you come to go skiing, you do need a Ski Pass if 16 or older. Daily ski passes ($10) are available at the Park and a 1 year ski pass ($25) can be purchased at most sport stores [Maplewood can sell them also]. Of course Minnesota Park Stickers are required on all vehicles. Questions can be answered at Maplewood State Park, 218-863-8383. If snow is questionable, call before you come or check our website.