Free Admission to All Minnesota State Parks on Black Friday!
Governor Mark Dayton and Lt. Governor Tina Smith have proclaimed Friday, November 25 to be "Free Park Friday" at all 75 Minnesota state parks and recreation areas.
We want you to spend time with your family outdoors on the day after Thanksgiving, and with free park entry all day, you have no excuse not to get out there and walk off your turkey dinner! (It's what we'll be doing too.)
While you're out there, snap a photo of your Black Friday free park adventure, and share it with us on social media using #FreeParkFriday and #OnlyinMN.
Join a park naturalist for a walk! There will be guided hikes at Lake Bemidji, Lake Carlos and Sibley state parks. Find these and other naturalist-led events happening on Friday in the events calendar.
Explore a 3-mile loop around Pike Island at Fort Snelling State Park in St. Paul and keep an eye out for wild turkeys near the entrance to the park.
Hike along the St. Croix River State Water Trail at Afton State Park in Hastings.