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2018 Minnesota State Parks Permit

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Four seasons of outdoor fun!

Purchase an entry permit online

A $35 year-round permit provides unlimited visits to all 75 Minnesota state parks and recreation areas for a full year from the month of purchase.

By purchasing a permit, you help maintain and improve the natural resources, facilities, and education and outreach programs that make Minnesota's state parks among the best in the nation.

Permits are valid for one year from the month of purchase. Plus, you can receive a discount on additional year-round permits for other vehicles you own.

Looking for the perfect gift for the outdoor enthusiast? Purchase a gift card!

Why limit yourself to one day?

Did you know? When you buy a $7 one-day permit, you can trade it in before you leave the park and get $7 off a year-round permit!* Already have one? Gift it—introduce a friend to unlimited good times with a year-round permit.

Minnesota State Parks and Trails specialty license plate

Not a fan of windshield stickers? Now there's another option; the new Minnesota State Parks and Trails license plate provides you with unlimited visits to all 75 Minnesota state parks and recreation areas for an entire year, without requiring a separate vehicle permit. Plus it helps fund the operations and maintenance of Minnesota state parks and trails!

Common Questions

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What does it cost?

How can I purchase a Minnesota State Parks permit?

Do I have to have my permit in hand before I can go to the park?

What do I do if I need to buy a permit at the park but there's nobody in the office?

When does my year-round permit expire?

What should I do if I have more than one vehicle?

What's different about the year-round motorcycle permit?

Can I camp overnight if I only have a one-day permit?

Can I credit my one-day permit toward buying a year-round permit?

Are there discounts for vehicles with disability tags?

Are there military discounts?

Is there a K-12 educators' discount?

Is there a group rate?

My year-round permit got lost or damaged. Will you replace it?

I'm here for contract work. Do I need a permit?

What vehicles are exempt from needing a permit?