You want to get your family out and about this summer, maybe hit up a Minnesota state park or two. But with all of the worries about ticks being prevalent this year and bugs in general being annoying, you might be second-guessing that idea.

Don't worry! There are actually plenty of Minnesota state parks that are proven to have less bugs than other state parks. So if you're looking for the most bug-free outdoor adventure possible, these would be the places to hit up.

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How Do They Know the Parks Have Less Bugs?

This list of the state parks with the least amount of bugs was released by the Minnesota DNR. No, they didn't send some poor new guy out to check it out.

It's actually based on "their geologic and meteorologic conditions." Because of these conditions, it's less likely that you'll encounter a ton of bugs. Yay!

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How to Make Yourself Less Appealing to Bugs

The DNR also offered up some tips on how to prevent bugs from being attracted to you. Because even though these parks typically have less bugs, doesn't mean there won't be any.

Those tips are:

"Wear lighter colors, loose clothing, and long sleeves if possible." They also say wearing a hat to protect your head and face is a good idea.

Perfume and strongly scented products are a no-go. Bugs love that stuff.

Sweat attracts bugs, so try to keep cool.

And keep bug spray around, just in case.

Also, don't forget to do a tick check once you've been outdoors just to be safe.

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Minnesota State Parks with the Least Amount of Bugs

Beaver Creek Valley State Park - Caledonia

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Frontenac State Park - Frontenac

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Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park - Preston

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Great River Bluffs State Park - Winona

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John A. Latsch State Park - Minnesota City

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Whitewater State Park - Altura

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Keep scrolling to take a look at the highest-rated Minnesota state parks and see how many of them also have the least amount of bugs.

10 Highest-Rated Minnesota State Parks

Visiting every state park in Minnesota is an excellent bucket list goal, but with 65 of them spread across the state, where do you start? Trip Advisor has curated a list of the best Minnesota state parks based on the rankings given by visitors who have come before you. Scroll through the list of the 10 highest-rated state parks in Minnesota and start exploring!

Gallery Credit: Minnesota Now

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