There are eight National Natural Landmark sites located entirely or partially within the state of Minnesota. Natural features represented include an ice age river channel, an internationally known research site at the juncture of three major biomes, northern boreal and eastern deciduous forests, tall grass prairie, and extensive peatland illustrating various geologic formations and plant communities. All eight Minnesota sites received NNL designation between 1966 and 1975. Sites range in size from 640 acres to over 5,400 acres and are owned by a variety of landowners including U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, University of Minnesota, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, The Nature Conservancy and private individuals.
Below is a map of sites in Minnesota.
Please remember, National Natural Landmarks (NNLs) are not national parks. NNL status does not indicate public ownership, and many sites are not open for visitation.