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!
Gift giving made easy
Avoid stores this holiday season – give a Minnesota state parks gift card! The recipient can use it to buy a permit when they’re ready, or use it for camping, firewood or souvenirs.
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Know the "Key 3" before you go
1. Plan ahead. Check visitor alerts and buy permits and passes in advance.
2. Be prepared. Buildings may be closed. Dress appropriately for the weather and bring extra supplies.
3. Follow rules. Practice social distancing -- even outdoors.
Hunts in state parks
Some parks have muzzleloader and archery hunts into the winter - they may close to the public on hunt dates, or remain open to all visitors. Wear bright clothing, check in with staff and know the rules!
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