National Get Outdoors Day

Family in a field.

FREE Admission to all Minnesota State Parks
Saturday, June 13, 2020

Minnesota's 75 state parks and recreation areas are all offering free admission this day, and many of them have planned special activities to introduce you to the fun of geocaching, kayaking, camping, and other family-friendly activities. Scroll down to find an event.

Free Fishing and Other Free Stuff

Wet a line while you're out for the day! Minnesotans don't need a license to fish at most Minnesota state parks. You can even borrow free loaner fishing kits at many state parks, along with loaner birding kits, GPS kits and Kids' Discovery Kits.

School's Out - Camp Out Challenge

DNR Commissioner Sarah Strommen is issuing a statewide challenge to all school-aged kids and their families: Start summer break off right by spending the first weekend out of school under the stars with your friends and family. Hike the trails, splash in the water, and sit around a campfire making s’mores with your loved ones. The goal is to fill every campsite in Minnesota State Parks on June 13.

Come Explore!

Child with binoculars

Whether you stay for the whole weekend or just spend a few hours outdoors, you'll make memories that will last a lifetime, and you can use your new skills for the rest of the summer.

There's a state park within 30 miles of most Minnesotans, so take advantage of the opportunity to get out there and explore one!

Events Calendar

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06/13/20Archery in the ParkBig Bog State Recreation Area
06/13/20Prairie & Bison TourBlue Mounds State Park
06/13/20Prairie & Bison TourBlue Mounds State Park
06/13/20Outdoor Recreation Day Father Hennepin State Park
06/13/20Archery in the Park Father Hennepin State Park
06/13/20MN State ParksFlandrau State Park
06/13/20Campfire ProgramForestville Mystery Cave State Park
06/13/20Bdote: Rivers and People coming togetherFort Snelling State Park
06/13/20Peek into the Past: the Swedish Immigrant TrunkInterstate State Park
06/13/20Pothole Exploration TourInterstate State Park
06/13/20Archery in the ParkLake Bemidji State Park
06/13/20MN ZoomobileMinneopa State Park
06/13/20Ukulele ConcertSplit Rock Lighthouse State Park
06/13/20Live Peregrines at the ParkTettegouche State Park
06/13/20Picnic Hike to the CascadesTettegouche State Park
06/13/20Northwoods NicheWild River State Park
06/13/20A Chat with Mr. William O'Brien!William O'Brien State Park