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Free Park Friday

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.

Use the ParkFinder tool to help you pick a park, and before you leave home, be sure to check which parks will have hunting next weekend so you can plan accordingly. (Many parks do not allow hunting, but other parks are holding limited hunts to manage their deer populations.)

Need a suggestion for a free park adventure?

Join us for Free Park Friday and enjoy some exercise and stress relief in the great outdoors!