Lebanon Hills Regional Park
“Lebanon Hills is a significant natural resource in Dakota County because it is the last remaining large habitat of this type in northern Dakota County.” ~ MN DNR, 1994
Note: For information about the Lebanon Hills Natural Resources Management Plan, click on the “Events/Newsletter” tab above.
A popular destination for nature-based recreation and education, Lebanon Hills Regional Park has often been referred to as the Boundary Waters South. Lebanon Hills has offered visitors a genuine sense of wilderness for decades, and provides valuable habitat for wildlife. A significant natural resource in Dakota County, Lebanon Hills is elevated in importance each time development takes place in the surrounding area and the rest of the metropolitan region.
The park’s unique glacial-moraine landscape offers an abundance of nature-based recreation opportunities including canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding, equestrian, fishing, geocaching, hiking, nature education, trail running, mountain biking, picnicking, play areas, swimming, bonfires, cross-country skiing, ice skating, kick sledding, snowshoeing, birding — and so much more.
With its lakes and portages, you have the opportunity to enjoy a day trip to a Boundary-Waters type experience fewer than 30-minutes from Minneapolis. With its rolling hills and natural trails, it’s the perfect place to get in shape for a long backpack trip, or just meander through the woods. But more than anything, Lebanon Hills offers an easy escape from the hectic pace and noise of everyday life.
Enjoy spending time at Lebanon Hills — you’ll be glad you did.