Our vision is to create unforgettable park, trail, and water recreation experiences that inspire people to pass along the love for the outdoors to current and future generations.
Purchase a vehicle permit today and get a year of unlimited visits to all of Minnesota's state parks and recreation areas.
We are looking for new partners
Would you like to help share all the outdoor recreation opportunities available through our Minnesota state parks and trails? Ask us how! Contact Verónica Jaralambides, 651-259-5583. Partnership opportunities include outreach with new audiences, co-promoting Minnesota State parks and trails, and mutual benefits strategically aligned with your goals and ours.
There are over 1,300 miles of state trails, ranging from pavement to natural terrain. So whether you want to hike, bike, or ride, there's something for you!
Hit the water with one of our 35 state water trails! They feature over 4,500 miles of paddling and include public water accesses, campsites, rest areas, and scenic views.
In addition to natural resources restoration and management, the division administers grants-in-aid to local units of government who partner with local volunteer clubs to maintain snowmobile, off-highway vehicle, and cross-country ski trails. It is also responsible for Lake Superior Safe Harbors, and stewardship programs for the state's lakes, rivers and trails.