In state parks:
Cart-in and walk-in campsites (less than a half mile from parking)
Backcountry campsites (backpack and watercraft sites over a half mile from parking)
Electric hookup (where available)
Water and sewer hookup (where available)
Campsite reservation fee
(Non-refundable fee per each site reserved in advance. No fee for same-day reservations.)
Reservations policy and FAQ
$10.00 (call center)
Discounted state park camping rates
Minnesota residents with physical disabilities are eligible for a half-priced campsite fee Sunday through Thursday nights. The discounted fee applies to drive-in, backpack, walk-in, and other rustic or remote campsites. To qualify, you will need to have a Federal Access Pass or a Minnesota-issued disability license plate or hang tag.
In state forests:
(Unless otherwise noted, lodging fees do not include tax)
Camper cabins (tax included)
Tettegouche State Park - Cabin A (max 6 people)
Tettegouche State Park - Cabin B (max 6 people)
Tettegouche State Park - Cabin C (max 6 people)
Tettegouche State Park - Cabin D (max 2 people)
Tettegouche State Park - Illgen Falls cabin (max 6 people)
Itasca State Park offers a wide variety of lodging options, ranging from seasonal private cabins to year-round suites. More on Itasca lodging...
Bear Paw Guesthouse - May through October
Douglas Lodge Four-Season Suites
- Monday prior to Memorial Day through October
Douglas Lodge Four-Season Suites
- November 1 through Sunday prior to Memorial Day
Douglas Lodge Fourplex (fireplace rooms)
$140 - $225/night
Eight cabins with a variety of price ranges and accommodations.
Eight state parks have group centers for hosting large groups (ranging from 60 to 215 people). All group centers include dining areas, kitchens, and bathrooms. Overnight and day use rentals are available.
More about Group Centers...
Group Centers rent from $130 to $500 per night or $5 per person, whichever is greater.
Dishonored checks service fee
Daily tours generally run Memorial Day through Labor Day, with weekend tours available later in the fall. Call the park for more information.
Tours charge the adult fee for anyone over the age of 12. Child rate applies to children aged 5-12. No fee for children under 5 years old. Some cave tours have age restrictions. Call the park for more information.
Hill Annex Mine State Park: Historic Mine Tour or Fossil Hunter Tour
Additional tour information, including pricing for school groups
Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park: Several cave tours are available. For additional tour information, including pricing for educational and group tours, find the tour that fits your needs. *Prices, and age requirements vary.
Lake Vermilion-Soudan Underground Mine State Park: Underground Mine Tour
Additional tour information, including pricing for educational and off-season tours
- Vehicle Permits
Permits are valid for one year from the month of purchase. Discounted rate for additional permits for other vehicles you own. More information.
Year-round vehicle permit
Additional vehicle permit
Year-round motorcycle permit
(Fits in a wallet; not attached to windshield)
Minnesota annual permit for persons with disabilities
(Requires Minnesota plates or certificate and proof of vehicle ownership. Also available to those with permits issued by the State, or Federal Access Pass holders.)
(Same rate for all vehicles, including motorcycles)
Daily group permit
(10 vehicle minimum, 24-hour notice. Check at park office for details.)
Disabled veterans and active duty military personnel
Disabled veterans and active duty military personnel can get discounted or free Minnesota State Park vehicle permits. Learn more.
K-12 educators on school-sanctioned activities
A daily vehicle permit will be issued free of charge for any vehicle transporting K-12 students, chaperones, teachers and coaches for school sanctioned activities.
- Horse & Ski Passes
Everyone over the age of 16 is required to buy a Horse Pass before riding any DNR-managed horse trails, and to carry the pass with them on the trail. Learn more.
If you are 16 or older, you must have a Great Minnesota Ski Pass to ski on groomed trails in Minnesota state parks or state forests, or on state or grant-in-aid trails. Learn more.
Three-year pass $70