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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Fall hunts in parks - what to know

Many state parks hold managed hunts to help control their deer population. Some remain open to all visitors during a hunt, while others will close to non-hunters. Find out where and when park hunts are occurring.

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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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State park library pass

Reading is good in the woods! Check out your favorite book and a state park pass at one of over a hundred Minnesota libraries. Find participating libraries.

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Yodel mobile app

We no longer accept self-payment envelopes. Use the free Yodel mobile app 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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