Vadnais-Snail Lakes Regional Park

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Snail Lake boat launch

Update Jan. 2018: Maintenance work will take place January 22 through February 2018 in partnership with the watershed district. Park users can expect large equipment and trucks hauling and trails around Grass Lake will be closed. The work is part of the efforts to reduce flood waters in the area. Learn more.

Snail and Grass Lakes, wetland areas within Vadnais-Snail Lakes Regional Park and surrounding properties have experienced flooding. Trails and natural areas within the park have been impacted by the flooding and the city of Shoreview has issued an emergency no-wake restriction on Snail Lake. Ramsey County Parks & Recreation is working with the city of Shoreview and the watershed district in an effort to find the cause of the flooding and determine possible mitigation efforts. In 2016 the installation of a permeable asphalt trail in the park is an innovative mitigation project.

View a map of impacted trails. (PDF)

Location and hours

Park is open 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset.

4191 Snail Lake Boulevard
Shoreview, MN 55126

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Park amenities

  • Sand volleyball court.
  • Large playground.
  • Parking for 62 vehicles near pavilion, 99 vehicles near beach, with 8 boat trailer parking slots.
  • More than five miles of trails.
  • Shoreline fishing.

Picnic facilities

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Rental fee:

  • $350 plus tax.


  • Capacity: 200.
  • 28 six-foot picnic tables.
  • Six square tables with seating for four.
  • Four 28” x 36” grills.
  • Kitchen including two-burner electric stove, one sink, a large home-style refrigerator/freezer, four electrical outlets and serving window.
  • Drinking fountain.
  • Pig roasting area (requires an additional fee).


Rental fee:

$108 plus tax


  • Capacity: 50.
  • Eight picnic tables.
  • One 36” x 28” grill.
  • Serving shelf with four electrical outlets.
  • Drinking fountain.
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