Minnesota State Parks and Recreation Areas

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Discover new opportunities for adventure

   

Are you ready to explore? Minnesota state parks and trails are waiting! Go camping, take a nature hike, pack a picnic...your adventure awaits, so grab a map and get outside!

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Enjoy the outdoors all year long!

Whether you're into candlelight walks, winter picnics, skiing, fat biking, sledding, watching winter wildlife, snowmobiling...we've got you! (Plus a guide to dressing for the weather.) Find winter activities.

Junior Ranger patch

Junior Ranger program

Explore Minnesota state parks and recreation areas and complete activities in your Junior Ranger book to earn points and a patch! (Designed for ages six through ten, but anyone may participate.)

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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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Yodel

We no longer accept self-payment envelopes. Use Yodel to purchase firewood or one-day vehicle permits in state parks and recreation areas, and to pay state forest camping fees. (Park reservations are still made and paid for through the reservations system, not through Yodel.)

 

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