To improve security and reduce risk of theft, we no longer accept any self-payment envelopes on site in Minnesota state parks, state recreation areas or state forest campgrounds. Learn more about your payment options.


Camping fees

In state parks:

Drive-in campsites


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)


Equestrian campsites


Tipis and wall tents




Group campsites


Electric hookup (where available)

add $10/night/site

Water and sewer hookup (where available)

add $8/night/site

Campsite reservation fee
(Non-refundable fee per each site reserved in advance. No fee for same-day reservations.)
Reservations policy and FAQ

$8 (online)
$10 (call center)

Discounted state park camping rates
Wheelchair iconMinnesota 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:

Drive-in campsites


Equestrian campsites


Group campsites



Lodging fees

(Unless otherwise noted, lodging fees do not include tax)

Camper cabins (tax included)




Bear Head Lake State Park - guesthouse


Camden State Park - Redwood Lodge


Flandrau State Park - stone CCC cabin


Fort Ridgely State Park - chalet


Fort Ridgely State Park - farmhouse


Itasca State Park - Bear Paw cabins$110/night
Itasca State Park - Bear Paw guesthouse$425/night
Itasca State Park - Bert's Cabins$140-$245/night
Itasca State Park - clubhouse$495/night
Itasca State Park - Douglas Lodge cabins$140 - $225/night
Itasca State Park - Douglas Lodge fourplex (fireplace rooms)$105/night
Itasca State Park - Douglas Lodge four-season suites
Monday prior to Memorial Day through October
Itasca State Park - Douglas Lodge four-season suites
November 1 through Sunday prior to Memorial Day
Itasca State Park - Douglas Lodge room$85/night
Itasca State Park - Douglas Lodge suite$145/night
Itasca State Park - East cabin$240/night
Itasca State Park - Lake Ozawindib cabin$200/night
Itasca State Park - The Headwaters Inn$85/night

La Salle Lake State Recreation Area - Black Bear guesthouse

$325/night, $1,950/week

La Salle Lake State Recreation Area - Lone Wolf cabin

$200/night, $1,200/week

Lake Vermilion-Soudan Underground Mine - Blue Heron Island cabin


Savanna Portage State Park - guesthouse


Scenic State Park - CCC cabin


St. Croix State Park - CCC cabins


St. Croix State Park - guesthouses


Tettegouche State Park - Cabin A


Tettegouche State Park - Cabin B


Tettegouche State Park - Cabin C


Tettegouche State Park - Cabin D


Tettegouche State Park - Illgen Falls cabin


Wild River State Park - guesthouse


Group centers

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.

Group centers rent from $130 to $500 per night or $5 per person, whichever is greater.

Dishonored checks service fee


Reservations policy and FAQ



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.


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

Minnesota state parks vehicle permit

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


One-day vehicle permit
(Same rate for all vehicles, including motorcycles)

Additional vehicle permit


Year-round motorcycle permit
(Fits in a wallet; not attached to windshield)


Year-round vehicle permit for persons with disabilities
(Requires Minnesota Wheelchair symbol: accessible recreation opportunities. plates or certificate and proof of vehicle ownership. Also available to those with permits issued by the State, or Federal Access Pass holders.)


One-day vehicle permit for groups
(10 vehicle minimum, 24-hour notice. Check at park office for details.)


Vehicle permit for 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.

Vehicle permit for K-12 educators on school-sanctioned activities
A one-day 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

Horse Pass

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

Year-round pass


One-day pass


Ski Pass

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

Year-round pass


One-day pass


Back to top