Coming to the park? Know the "Key 3:"
- Plan to be flexible. Explore new destinations and consider mid-week travel. Parks are busy as more people get outdoors, so we encourage you to discover a new favorite this summer!
- Arrive prepared. Buy your vehicle permit, check visitor alerts and campfire restrictions, and download maps before your trip.
- Recreate responsibly. Help conserve these special places for the future by staying on trails and leaving no trace.
Fish year round in Minnesota state parks
Use your fishing rod all year with the ice fishing opportunities in Minnesota state parks! It’s free to fish in Minnesota state parks, and many have equipment you can borrow. Many parks also offer ice fishing events and I Can Fish! programs if you want to learn more about ice fishing.
Events CalendarScroll table right to see more »
|08/06/21||Fishing Fridays||Sibley State Park|
|08/07/21||Kids' Activity: Pop Can Casting||Father Hennepin State Park|
|08/08/21||Kids' Activity: Pop Can Casting||Mille Lacs Kathio State Park|
|08/13/21||Fishing Fridays||Sibley State Park|
|08/14/21||Women in the Parks: Gourmet Campfire Cooking||Fort Snelling State Park|
|08/14/21||Ask a Naturalist||Sibley State Park|
|08/18/21||Women in the Parks: Signs of Bigfoot||Fort Snelling State Park|
|08/20/21||Fishing Fridays||Sibley State Park|
|08/22/21||What's in the water?||Fort Snelling State Park|
|08/25/21||Women in the Parks: Techno-Identifying Nature||Fort Snelling State Park|
|08/27/21||Fishing Fridays||Sibley State Park|
Please note: Occasionally, due to extreme weather or poor snow conditions, an event may need to be canceled or changed. When in doubt, call the park.