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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Trails groomed yet? Find out here.

Check snow depth and grooming and tracking conditions for ski and snowmobile trails around the state. 

Winter trail reports »

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Fish for free in most state parks

If you're a Minnesota resident, you can fish in many state parks without a fishing license!

Find out how and where »

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Know the "Key 3" before you go

1. Plan ahead. Check visitor alerts and buy permits and passes in advance.
2. Be prepared. Buildings may be closed. Dress appropriately for the weather and bring extra supplies.
3. Follow rules. Practice social distancing -- even outdoors.