Minnesota state parks preserve the most scenic and historic areas in the state. They offer a variety of facilities, services, and outdoor recreation opportunities. State parks are well developed with modern facilities, but the degree of accessibility varies from park to park.
State Parks Facilities
- Every state park has picnic facilities and most have camping facilities and trails.
- Many state parks also offer boating and fishing opportunities, historic sites, visitor centers, or interpretive programs.
- Three Minnesota State Parks offer tours with accessible options. Please visit the Tours page for additional information.
- Minnesota State Parks with accessible campsites, lodging, and trails.
You can find more information on state parks by visiting the Minnesota State Parks web site or pick up a copy of the Parks Guide from the DNR Information Center.
If you need specific information about accessibility at a particular state park, please call that park before visiting. In some cases special arrangements can be made. Although park staff cannot reserve specific sites, they will make every effort to assign a site with appropriate picnic tables and easy access to the restrooms and shower buildings.
State Park Permits
- A Minnesota state park permit is required for all vehicles entering Minnesota State Parks.
- Minnesota residents who display handicapped license plates or permanent handicapped certificates are eligible for a reduced price vehicle permit.
- All permits are valid for one year from the month of purchase.
- Permits may be purchased:
- In person at any state park, metro REI locations in Bloomington, Roseville, and Maple Grove, or at the DNR License Center, 500 Lafayette Road, St. Paul.
- By phone with a call to the DNR Information Center, toll free at 1-888-MINNDNR (646-6367).