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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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.

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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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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