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.

Stop to chat if you see us in the parks! We’re surveying state park visitors this summer to learn how we can make your future visitor experiences even better.

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2022 I Can! programs

Learn a new skill this summer with one of the family-friendly I Can! programs. You'll get hands-on instruction from experienced and friendly crews. Reservations are now available.

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Free Park Day June 11

Take a hike, on us!

No vehicle permit is needed to enter any of Minnesota's 75 state parks on Saturday, June 11. Discover other free entry days »

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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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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 »