Minnesota State Parks and Recreation Areas

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Discover new opportunities for adventure

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There are 75 Minnesota state parks and recreation areas ready for you to explore. Go camping, take a nature hike, pack a picnic...your adventure awaits, so grab a map and get outside!

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Free Park Day February 18

Take a hike, on us!

No vehicle permit is needed to enter any of Minnesota's 75 state parks on Saturday, February 18. Discover other free entry days »

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Candlelight events

Experience winter in a whole new light with a candlelight event! The events are free, but you'll need a vehicle permit to enter a state park. Find a candlelight event.

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Winter activities

Winter offers a whole new way to play in Minnesota state parks and trails. Use our winter activities guide to explore different things you can do outside when it's cold.

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Don't get lost in the woods

Download geoPDF maps at home. They'll display your current location like Google Maps, but you don't have to be connected to the Internet or have cell service while using the map.

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State park library pass

Reading is good in the woods! Check out your favorite book and a state park pass at one of 117 Minnesota libraries. Find participating libraries.