DNR launches 'recreational compass' site so people can locate public lands

  • Blog Post by: Doug Smith
  • January 9, 2014 - 12:04 PM

The Minnesota DNR is unveiling a new website that employs extensive mapping resources to help users locate hunting lands, state parks and forests and a wide range of other recreational areas on mobile devices such as phones and tablets.

The mobile “Recreation Compass” features more than 5.5 million acres of public lands administered as state forest, wildlife management areas, state parks and recreation areas, waterfowl production areas, aquatic management areas, and scientific and natural areas.

It also includes state trails, including water trails, Walk-In access areas, hunter walking trails and nearly 3,000 public water access sites.

The site is up and running at

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