Free Loaner Equipment in State Parks

Did you know there's a variety of free stuff that can be checked out at most Minnesota state parks? It's true!*

  • GPS units can be used to participate in the statewide Geocaching Program that involves hunting for hidden treasure

  • Kids Discovery Kits feature activities, stories and tips to help ensure that a child's park visit will be fun and memorable. Discovery Kits come in three flavors: "Wildlife by Water," "Around the Campfire" and "Camping Skills"

  • Fishing Kits include a rod, a reel and a stocked tackle box. (It's up to you to add the fish!)

  • Birding Kits include binoculars, guide books and bird lists that are unique to each state park

 

GPS Units

Birding Kits

Fishing Kits

Kids Discovery Kits

       

Wildlife by Water

Around the Campfire

Camping Skills

Afton

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Banning

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Bear Head Lake

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Beaver Creek Valley

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Big Bog SRA

  X X X X X

Big Stone Lake

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Blue Mounds

  X X X X X

Buffalo River

X X   X X X

Camden

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Carley

      X X X

Cascade River

  X   X X X

Charles A. Lindbergh

  X X X X X

Crow Wing

  X   X X X

Cuyuna Country SRA

  X   X X X

Father Hennepin

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Flandrau

X X   X X X

Forestville/Mystery Cave

 X X X X X X

Fort Ridgely

  X   X X X

Fort Snelling

X X X X X X

Frontenac

  X   X X X

George H. Crosby Manitou

      X X X

Glacial Lakes

  X   X X X

Glendalough

X X X X X X

Gooseberry Falls

X X   X X X

Grand Portage

  X   X X X

Great River Bluffs

  X   X X X

Hayes Lake

  X X X X X

Hill Annex Mine

  X   X X X

Interstate

X X X X X X

Itasca

  X X X X X

Jay Cooke

X X X X X X

John A. Latsch

      X X X

Judge C.R. Magney

  X   X X X

Kilen Woods

      X X X

Lac qui Parle

X X  X X X X

Lake Bemidji

X X   X X X

Lake Bronson

X X X X X X

Lake Carlos

X X X X X X

Lake Louise

    X X X X

Lake Maria

  X   X X X

Lake Shetek

X X   X X X

Maplewood

  X   X X X

McCarthy Beach

X X X X X X

Mille Lacs Kathio

X X   X X X

Minneopa

  X X X X X

Minnesota Valley SRA

  X   X X X

Monson Lake

      X X X

Moose Lake

  X   X X X

Myre-Big Island

X X   X X X

Nerstrand Big Woods

X X   X X X

Old Mill

  X   X X X

Red River SRA

  X   X X X

Rice Lake

  X   X X X

St. Croix

X X X X X X

Sakatah Lake

X X X X X X

Savanna Portage

X X X X X X

Scenic

  X X X X X

Schoolcraft

      X X X

Sibley

X X X X X X

Soudan Underground Mine

X X   X X X

Split Rock Creek

    X X X X

Split Rock Lighthouse

X X   X X X

Temperance River

  X   X X X

Tettegouche

  X X X X X

Upper Sioux Agency

X X X X X X

Whitewater

X X   X X X

Wild River

X X   X X X

William O'Brien

X X X X X X

Zippel Bay

  X X X X X

* Loaner equipment is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Checkout of loaner equipment is free, but a vehicle permit is required to enter the parks ($5 for one day and $25 for 12 months).