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 April 24

Take a hike, on us!

No vehicle permit is needed to enter any of Minnesota's 75 state parks on Saturday, April 24. Discover other free entry days »

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Celebrate Earth Day April 22

Home tips for energy efficiency »
(In partnership with MN Touchstone Energy Cooperatives)
Plant a tree or seedling »
Find parks with electric car charging »

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Know the "Key 3" before you go

  1. Arrive prepared. Buy your vehicle permit, check current visitor alerts and download maps in advance of your trip. Services and facilities may be limited, so bring everything you might need.
  2. Play it safe. Give full attention to your surroundings. Know your personal limits and don't take unnecessary risks.
  3. Follow the rules. Continue to follow all COVID-related guidance, and practice social distancing -- even outdoors. Help keep parks and trails pristine by staying on trails and disposing of trash properly.