National Get Outdoors Day

FREE Admission to all Minnesota State Parks
Saturday, June 14, 2014

Child with binoculars

Answer the call of the wild on Saturday, June 14, to celebrate National Get Outdoors Day!

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.

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. (Learn more.) You can even borrow free loaner fishing kits at many state parks, along with loaner birding kits, GPS kits and Kids' Discovery Kits. Find out where the free kits are.

 

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Stop invasive species in your tracks! Join PlayCeanGo on the trails June 14 at Buffalo River, Fort Snelling, Gooseberry Falls, Itasca, Jay Cooke, Mille lacs Kathio, Minneopa, Sibley, Whitewater, or Wild River state parks and learn how you can help prevent the spread of terrestrial invasive species and protect our beautiful Minnesota natural resources. Find a PlayCleanGo event in the calendar below, or learn more here.

Come Explore!

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

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05/24/14 - 09/01/14

Interstate State Park

Pothole Exploration Tours

05/25/14 - 07/13/14

Lake Bemidji State Park

Bog-watcher Sundays May 25-July 13

05/31/14 - 09/27/14

Glacial Lakes State Park

Astronomy and Stargazing

06/01/14 - 08/24/14

Lake Bemidji State Park

Performing Arts On Stage June-August

06/07/14 - 08/30/14

Glacial Lakes State Park

Story Time

06/09/14 - 08/25/14

Interstate State Park

Little Explorers for Ages 3-6

06/10/14 - 08/16/14

Lake Carlos State Park

Evening Campfire Nature Programs (Tuesdays and Saturdays)

06/12/14 - 08/28/14

Jay Cooke State Park

Nature Play

06/13/14 - 08/30/14

Lake Bemidji State Park

Kids Fishing Fridays

06/13/14 - 08/29/14

Lake Carlos State Park

Fishing Frenzy Fridays

06/14/14 - 08/31/14

Lake Bemidji State Park

Weekly Pontoon Tours June-August

06/14/14

Minneopa State Park

Watonwan River Paddle

06/14/14

Minneopa State Park

Owls of Minnesota

06/14/14

Lake Bronson State Park

Fish Painting

06/14/14

Bear Head Lake State Park

Birding at Bear Head Lake

06/14/14

Whitewater State Park

Family Outdoor Fair/National Get Outdoors Day

06/14/14

Itasca State Park

National Get Outdoors Day: Archery in the Park: CANCELLED

06/14/14

Itasca State Park

Itasca's Music Under the Pines: Park Rapids Community Band Concert

06/14/14

Interstate State Park

Geology on the Rocks: Volcanic Rock and Minerals

06/14/14

Jay Cooke State Park

River Adventures Day

06/14/14

Rice Lake State Park

Archery in the Park

06/14/14

Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park

Fantastic Frogs and Toads

06/14/14

Glacial Lakes State Park

National Get Outdoors Day

06/14/14

Lake Carlos State Park

National Get Outdoors Day

06/14/14

Afton State Park

Women's Fly Fishing

06/14/14

Afton State Park

Fly Fishing for Beginners

06/14/14

Afton State Park

Archery in the Park - Open Shoot

06/14/14

Zippel Bay State Park

National Get Outdoors day

06/14/14

Big Bog State Park

Waskish Fire Tower's View of the Past

06/14/14

Mille Lacs Kathio State Park

Kids Day at Kathio

06/14/14

Mille Lacs Kathio State Park

Archery in the Park

06/14/14

Lake Bemidji State Park

Orchids on Parade 12-2 p.m.

06/14/14

Wild River State Park

Minnesota Raptors

06/14/14

Lake Maria State Park

Lake Maria Open House

06/14/14

Interstate State Park

Creatures of the Potholes: Investigation Station

06/14/14

Interstate State Park

Winged Tigers: Evening Program

06/14/14

Whitewater State Park

Early Evening Bird Walk

06/14/14

Whitewater State Park

Owl Prowl

06/14/14

Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park

Overlook Hike

06/14/14

Buffalo River State Park

Stockwood Fill

06/14/14

Buffalo River State Park

Geocache and Scavenger Hunt

06/14/14

St. Croix State Park

Backyard Birding

06/14/14

St. Croix State Park

Geocaching 101

06/14/14

Lake Louise State Park

I Can Paddle

06/14/14

Fort Snelling State Park

National Get Outdoors Day

06/14/14

Fort Snelling State Park

Play Clean Go

06/14/14

Fort Snelling State Park

Invasion in the Woods- CANCELLED!

06/14/14

Fort Snelling State Park

Wokiksuye k'a Woyuonihan: Remembering and Honoring the Dakota People

06/14/14

Tettegouche State Park

Morning Bird Hike

06/14/14

Tettegouche State Park

Junior Naturalist: Tools of the Birds!

06/14/14

Tettegouche State Park

Play. Clean. Go.

06/14/14

Gooseberry Falls State Park

Creatures of the Night Hike

06/14/14

Gooseberry Falls State Park

Geocaching Glory

06/14/14

Jay Cooke State Park

Swinging Bridge Anniversary

06/14/14

Jay Cooke State Park

Play, Clean, Go Day

06/14/14

Itasca State Park

Five Facts in Five Minutes: Bird Nests

06/14/14

Wild River State Park

Seegwan - Voyageur Encampment

06/14/14

Wild River State Park

Seegwan - Native Plant Sale

06/14/14

Wild River State Park

Seegwan - Annual Prairie Seed Sow

06/14/14

St. Croix State Park

Fishy Flyers

06/14/14

Camden State Park

National Get Outdoors Day/Fly Fishing Workshops

06/14/14

Fort Snelling State Park

Skins and Skulls Table

06/14/14

Bear Head Lake State Park

Fascinating Furs and Spectacular Skulls!

06/14/14

Bear Head Lake State Park

Evening Canoe Paddle

06/14/14

William O'Brien State Park

WhoOOOOO's Calling

06/14/14

Visitor Center

Geocaching 101

06/14/14

Lake Alice Beach

Sweep Lake Alice Seine Netting

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