Free entrance days to all Minnesota state parks

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Come experience your state parks!

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On four days in 2021, all 75 Minnesota state parks and state recreation areas will offer free admission to everyone. Mark your calendar for these fee-free dates:

  • Saturday, February 13
  • Saturday, April 24
  • Saturday, June 12
  • Friday, November 26

Minnesota state parks are open year-round, and there's a state park within 30 miles of most Minnesotans. With a free day in each season, it's a great opportunity to get out there and explore someplace new - or visit an old favorite at a new time of year! Whether you stay for the whole weekend or just spend a few hours outside, you'll make memories that will last a lifetime.

The entrance fee waiver for fee-free days does not cover amenity or user fees for activities like camping, rentals, or special tours.

Coming to the park? Know the "key three":

  1. Plan ahead. Check the park's online visitor alert on the state park's web page before you leave home. Know where you're going, and have a backup plan to go somewhere else if the park is crowded when you arrive. Services and facilities may be limited, so bring everything you might need.
  2. Play it safe. Give full attention to your surroundings. Know your personal limits and don't take unnecessary risks.
  3. Follow the rules. Continue to follow all COVID-related guidance, and practice social distancing -- even outdoors. Help keep parks and trails pristine by staying on trails and disposing of trash properly.