Minnesota State Parks and Recreation Areas

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Discover new opportunities for adventure


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 - Saturday, June 10

Enjoy free entrance to all 75 Minnesota state parks and recreation areas – no vehicle permits needed! Learn more and check out the other three free park dates this year.

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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 »