National Get Outdoors Day

Family in a field.

FREE Admission to all Minnesota State Parks
Saturday, June 9, 2018

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.

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

06/09/18

Bear Head Lake State Park

Birding at Bear Head

06/09/18

Big Bog State Recreation Area

Beginner Nature Photography

06/09/18

Big Bog State Recreation Area

Campfire Building and Cooking

06/09/18

Camden State Park

Fly Fishing Workshop

06/09/18

Camden State Park

National Get Outdoors Day

06/09/18

Father Hennepin State Park

Outdoor Recreation Day

06/09/18

Flandrau State Park

Wild about Wildlife

06/09/18

Flandrau State Park

Archery in the Park

06/09/18

Flandrau State Park

Geocaching 101

06/09/18

Forestville Mystery Cave State Park

Snakes of Forestville

06/09/18

Forestville Mystery Cave State Park

You've Got That Sinking Feeling

06/09/18

Forestville Mystery Cave State Park

Forestville Night Hike

06/09/18

Fort Snelling State Park

Pop Can Casting

06/09/18

Fort Snelling State Park

Floodplain Walk

06/09/18

Glacial Lakes State Park

National Get Outdoors Day: Geocaching, Tours and Activities

06/09/18

Glacial Lakes State Park

Astronomy and Stargazing

06/09/18

Gooseberry Falls State Park

Signs of Bigfoot

06/09/18

Gooseberry Falls State Park

Falls View Hike

06/09/18

Gooseberry Falls State Park

Fast Flyers: Peregrine Falcons

06/09/18

Interstate State Park

Guided Glacial Potholes Tour

06/09/18

Interstate State Park

Aquatic Quest Geocaching

06/09/18

Itasca State Park

Historic Sawmill/Pioneer Village Tour: Lake Itasca Region Pioneer Farmers

06/09/18

Itasca State Park

Historic CCC Log and Stone Buildings Walk

06/09/18

Itasca State Park

Old Timer's Cabin, Open Tour

06/09/18

Itasca State Park

Wildlife by Water, Campfire

06/09/18

Jay Cooke State Park

MN State Parks Open House event

06/09/18

Jay Cooke State Park

Wolves at our Door

06/09/18

Lake Bemidji State Park

Bog Walk (Roving Naturalist)

06/09/18

Lake Bemidji State Park

Geocaching 101

06/09/18

Lake Carlos State Park

Archery in the Park

06/09/18

Lake Carlos State Park

National Get Outdoors Day: Geocaching

06/09/18

Lake Carlos State Park

National Get Outdoors Day: Nature Cart

06/09/18

Lake Maria State Park

Minnesota Fish

06/09/18

Lake Vermilion-Soudan Underground Mine State Park

Canoeing 101: A Beginner's Guide to Canoeing

06/09/18

Lake Vermilion-Soudan Underground Mine State Park

Campsite Geology Hike

06/09/18

Lake Vermilion-Soudan Underground Mine State Park

Fishing for Beginners

06/09/18

McCarthy Beach State Park

Dragonflies!

06/09/18

McCarthy Beach State Park

Wolves at Our Door

06/09/18

Mille Lacs Kathio State Park

Minnesota State Parks Open House Day: Nature Film Festival

06/09/18

Minneopa State Park

MN Zoomobile

06/09/18

Monson Lake State Park

CANCELED: What Happened Here Hike

06/09/18

Monson Lake State Park

Showing of PBS Special 'Conflict of 1862'

06/09/18

Red River State Recreation Area

Get Outdoors Day-History Hike

06/09/18

Sibley State Park

Animal LIVE

06/09/18

Sibley State Park

CANCELED: What Happened Here Hike at Monson Lake State Park

06/09/18

Sibley State Park

Fish Frenzy Drop-In

06/09/18

Sibley State Park

Bedtime Birds Stroll & Storytime

06/09/18

Sibley State Park

Bedtime Story

06/09/18

Sibley State Park

Showing of PBS Special 'Conflict of 1862'

06/09/18

St. Croix State Park

Fishing Fun

06/09/18

St. Croix State Park

Curious Canines

06/09/18

Tettegouche State Park

Ferocious Falcons

06/09/18

Tettegouche State Park

Concert: Rock'n'Soul (Morrison & Berglund)

06/09/18

Whitewater State Park

National Get Outdoors Day - Family Outdoor Fair

06/09/18

Whitewater State Park

Archery in the Park

06/09/18

Whitewater State Park

Owl Detectives: Live Owl Program

06/09/18

Wild River State Park

Owls of Minnesota and Wisconsin

06/09/18

William O'Brien State Park

Nordic Walking

06/09/18

William O'Brien State Park

A Chat with Mr. William O'Brien!

06/09/18

William O'Brien State Park

Evening Stroll: Sounds of Nature