Minnesota nightlife

Sure, you could just go to sleep at night, but when you're out in a Minnesota state park there's so much more to do after dark!

Lots of parks have special events scheduled after dusk. You can learn about moths, bats, owls, and other nocturnal critters, take a moonlight walk or paddle, or just relax with music and storytelling around a campfire.

Interested in what's happening in the night sky? Check out our free, 90-minute Universe in the Parks programs. We'll bring the telescopes.


Events

05/16/15 - 09/26/15

Glacial Lakes State Park

Astronomy and Stargazing

05/22/15

Sibley State Park

Night Hike

05/23/15

Lake Vermilion - Soudan Underground Mine State Park

Night Sky of the Northwoods

05/23/15

Lac Qui Parle State Park

Stars of the NIght Sky

05/23/15

William O'Brien State Park

Starlight Starbright!

05/23/15

Whitewater State Park

Evening Geo-caching

05/23/15

Tettegouche State Park

Primitive Fire Starting Skills

05/30/15

Nerstrand-Big Woods State Park

History Around the Campfire & Night Hike

06/04/15

Gateway State Trail

Thursday Evening Trail Rides

06/05/15

Gooseberry Falls State Park

Creatures of the Night Hike

06/05/15

Tettegouche State Park

Art at the Park - Opening Night - June

06/06/15

Upper Sioux Agency State Park

Stars of the Night Sky

06/11/15

Brown's Creek State Trail - Coldwater Stop at Neal Ave

Thursday Evening Trail Rides

06/15/15

Sibley State Park

Blue Bird Super Stars

06/18/15

Minnesota Valley State Trail

Thursday Evening Trail Rides

06/20/15 - 08/15/15

Lake Carlos State Park

Evening Campfire Nature Programs (Saturdays)

06/25/15

Luce Line State Trail

Thursday Evening Trail Rides

06/27/15

Glendalough State Park

Evening Campfire Nature Program

06/27/15

Buffalo River State Park

Night Flyers

06/28/15

Buffalo River State Park

Bird Hike at Bicentennial and Blazing Star (Felton) Prairies

07/02/15

Luce Line State Trail

Thursday Evening Trail Walks

07/04/15

Sibley State Park

Creatures of the Night Hike

07/09/15

Minnesota Valley State Trail

Thursday Evening Trail Rides

07/16/15

Gateway State Trail

Thursday Evening Trail Rides

07/18/15

Temperance River State Park

Primitive Firestarting Skills

07/23/15

Brown's Creek State Trail

Thursday Evening Trail Rides

07/30/15

Luce Line State Trail

Thursday Evening Trail Rides

07/31/15

Jay Cooke State Park

Celebrate 100 Years! - Once in a Blue Moon Day

07/31/15

Gooseberry Falls State Park

Full Moon Hike Along Lake Superior

07/31/15

Canceled: Split Rock Lighthouse State Park

Accessible Full Moon Hike along Lake Superior

08/01/15

Glendalough State Park

Evening Campfire Nature Program

08/06/15

Minnesota Valley State Trail

Thursday Evening Trail Rides

08/07/15

Split Rock Lighthouse State Park

National Lighthouse Day Night Hike

08/07/15

Lake Shetek State Park

Mike Lynch Minnesota Starwatch Party

08/08/15

Camden State Park

Mike Lynch Minnesota Starwatch Party

08/08/15

William O'Brien State Park

Perseid Meteor Shower Party!

08/12/15

Lake Vermilion - Soudan Underground Mine State Park

Night Sky of the Northwoods

08/13/15

Gateway State Trail

Thursday Evening Trail Rides

08/15/15

Zippel Bay State Park

7th annual Perseid Meteor Shower Party

08/20/15

Brown's Creek State Trail

Thursday Evening Trail Rides

08/29/15

Whitewater State Park

Full Moon Owl Prowl

09/05/15

Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park

The Night Sky

09/05/15

Minneopa State Park

Night Hike

09/12/15

William O'Brien State Park

Starlight Starbright!

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