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125th Anniversary


National Get Outdoors Day

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FREE Admission to all Minnesota State Parks
Saturday, June 10, 2017

Minnesota's 75 state parks and recreation areas are all offering free admission this day, and many of them have planned special activities to introduce you to the fun of geocaching, kayaking, camping, and other family-friendly activities. Scroll down to find an event.

Paddle the Minnesota River State Water Trail in a Day

Can a 318 mile river be paddled in a single day? If we all work together it can! We're asking as many paddlers as possible to paddle every navigable river mile of the Minnesota River State Water Trail on June 10, and we need your help! There are organized group paddles, or you can claim a segment of the river and paddle alone or with your own group. Learn more.

Free Fishing and Other Free Stuff

Wet a line while you're out for the day! Minnesotans don't need a license to fish at most Minnesota state parks. You can even borrow free loaner fishing kits at many state parks, along with loaner birding kits, GPS kits and Kids' Discovery Kits.

Come Explore!

Child with binoculars

Whether you stay for the whole weekend or just spend a few hours outdoors, you'll make memories that will last a lifetime, and you can use your new skills for the rest of the summer.

There's a state park within 30 miles of most Minnesotans, so take advantage of the opportunity to get out there and explore one!


Events Calendar

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06/10/17

Afton State Park

Pop-up Performance with Blue Hazard in the Mobile Art Gallery

06/10/17

Afton State Park

Archery Range Open, Afton State Park

06/10/17

Afton State Park

Women's Archery Class, Afton State Park

06/10/17

Bear Head Lake State Park

Birding at Bear Head

06/10/17

Belle Plain Water Access to Thompson Ferry Water Access

Kayak the Minnesota River

06/10/17

Big Bog State Recreation Area

National Get Outdoors Day - Bog Flowers on the Boardwalk

06/10/17

Big Stone Lake State Park

Who's living in the Bluebird House??

06/10/17

Blue Mounds State Park

The Story of Hugh Glass

06/10/17

Buffalo River State Park

Nature Cart

06/10/17

Camden State Park

National Get Outdoors Day

06/10/17

Fargo Main Public Library

Citizen Science Workshop: Monarch Larvae Monitoring Project

06/10/17

Father Hennepin State Park

Outdoor Recreation Day

06/10/17

Forestville Mystery Cave State Park

Snakes of Forestville

06/10/17

Forestville Mystery Cave State Park

Owl Prowl

06/10/17

Fort Ridgely State Park

Minnesota River Paddle

06/10/17

Frontenac State Park

Open House celebration

06/10/17

Glacial Lakes State Park

National Get Outdoors Day: Geocaching, Tours and Activities

06/10/17

Glendalough State Park

Archery in the Park

06/10/17

Gooseberry Falls State Park

Fast Flyers: Peregrine Falcons

06/10/17

Gooseberry Falls State Park

What About Rocks

06/10/17

Gooseberry Falls State Park

Falls View Hike

06/10/17

Interstate State Park

Plein Air Painting Demonstration and Talk with Kami Mendlik

06/10/17

Interstate State Park

Guided Glacial Pothole Tour

06/10/17

Interstate State Park

Love Notes to the River: A Tributary Tribute

06/10/17

Itasca State Park

Lake Itasca Region Pioneer Farmers Tour

06/10/17

Itasca State Park

Headwaters History by Bike

06/10/17

Itasca State Park

Historic CCC Log and Stone Buildings Walk

06/10/17

Itasca State Park

Old Timer's Cabin, Open Tour

06/10/17

Jay Cooke State Park

Reptiles & Amphibians

06/10/17

Jay Cooke State Park

The World of Water-Open House

06/10/17

Lake Bemidji State Park

Minnesota Raptors--Live!

06/10/17

Lake Bemidji State Park

Morning Bird Walk

06/10/17

Lake Carlos State Park

Archery in the Park- National Get Outdoors Day

06/10/17

Lake Carlos State Park

National Get Outdoors Day- Activities

06/10/17

McCarthy Beach State Park

Bird Watching Basics

06/10/17

Mille Lacs Kathio State Park

Best of the Bears

06/10/17

Minneopa State Park

Minnesota Zoomobile Presentations - CANCELLED

06/10/17

Minnesota River State Water Trail

River in a Day

06/10/17

Red River State Recreation Area

Planets-Jupiter & Saturn

06/10/17

Sibley State Park

Birds of Sibley Slide Show

06/10/17

Sibley State Park

Prairie Story Time

06/10/17

Sibley State Park

Pedal into the Past

06/10/17

Sibley State Park

Go In-Seine

06/10/17

Sibley State Park

Go Fish!

06/10/17

Sibley State Park

I Can Fish

06/10/17

Tettegouche State Park

Concert in the Park - Gene LaFond and Amy Grillo

06/10/17

Tettegouche State Park

Peregrine Falcons- Live! - Drop-in

06/10/17

Upper Sioux Agency State Park

Stargazing

06/10/17

Whitewater State Park

Take a Kid Trout Fishing Day

06/10/17

Whitewater State Park

Family Outdoor Fair - State Park Open House Day

06/10/17

Whitewater State Park

Return of the Peregrine Falcon

06/10/17

Wild River State Park

Raptors of the Great Lakes Region

06/10/17

Wild River State Park

Annual Wild River Seed Sow

06/10/17

Wild River State Park

The Good, The Bad, and the Leafy

06/10/17

Wild River State Park

Rad Bats

06/10/17

William O'Brien State Park

Geocaching 101 - Call of the Wildflowers!

06/10/17

William O'Brien State Park

A Chat With Mr. William O'Brien

06/10/17

William O'Brien State Park

Geocaching 101 - Call of the Wildflowers!

06/10/17

Zippel Bay State Park

National Get Outdoors Day

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