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

Banning

Bear Head Lake

Beaver Creek Valley

 

 

Big Bog SRA

Big Stone Lake

Blue Mounds

 

Buffalo River

Camden

Carley

     

Cascade River

 

 

Charles A. Lindbergh

 

Crow Wing

 

 

Cuyuna Country SRA

 

 

Father Hennepin

 

Flandrau

 

Forestville/Mystery Cave

Fort Ridgely

 

 

Fort Snelling

Frontenac

 

 

George H. Crosby Manitou

     

Glacial Lakes

Glendalough

Gooseberry Falls

 

Grand Portage

 

 

Great River Bluffs

 

 

Hayes Lake

 

Hill Annex Mine

 

 

Interstate

Itasca

 

Jay Cooke

John A. Latsch

     

Judge C.R. Magney

 

 

Kilen Woods

     

Lac qui Parle

Lake Bemidji

 

Lake Bronson

Lake Carlos

Lake Louise

   

Lake Maria

 

 

Lake Shetek

 

Maplewood

 

 

McCarthy Beach

Mille Lacs Kathio

 

Minneopa

 

Minnesota Valley SRA

 

 

Monson Lake

     

Moose Lake

 

 

Myre-Big Island

 

Nerstrand Big Woods

 

Old Mill

 

 

 

Red River SRA

 

Rice Lake

 

 

St. Croix

Sakatah Lake

Savanna Portage

Scenic

 

Schoolcraft

     

Sibley

Soudan Underground Mine

 

Split Rock Creek

   

Split Rock Lighthouse

 

Temperance River

 

Tettegouche

 

Upper Sioux Agency

Whitewater

 

Wild River

William O'Brien

Zippel Bay

 

* 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).