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Minnesota State Parks birding kit

Try before you buy with our free loaner equipment!

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Try out a new activity before you purchase all the necessary equipment, or check one out if you forgot your binoculars or fishing pole at home! Kits are first-come, first-served, and are available at the park's ranger station. Available equipment includes:

  • GPS units for geocaching.
  • Kids Discovery Kits: Activities and stories designed for children ages 5-12.
  • Fishing Kits: Rod, reel and a stocked tackle box. Go fishing!
  • Birding Kits: Binoculars, guide books and park-specific bird lists. Go birding!
 GPS UnitsBirding KitsFishing KitsKids Discovery Kits
Afton
Banning
Bear Head Lake
Beaver Creek Valley  
Big Bog SRA
Big Stone Lake
Blue Mounds 
Buffalo River
Camden
Cascade River  
Charles A. Lindbergh 
Crow Wing  
Cuyuna Country SRA  
Father Hennepin 
Flandrau 
Forestville/Mystery Cave
Fort Ridgely  
Fort Snelling
Frontenac  
George H. Crosby Manitou   
Glacial Lakes
Glendalough
Gooseberry Falls 
Grand Portage 
Great River Bluffs  
Hayes Lake 
Hill Annex Mine   
Interstate
Itasca 
Jay Cooke
Judge C.R. Magney  
Lac qui Parle
Lake Bemidji 
Lake Bronson
Lake Carlos
Lake Louise  
Lake Maria  
Lake Shetek 
Lake Vermilion-Soudan Underground Mine 
Maplewood  
McCarthy Beach
Mille Lacs Kathio 
Minneopa 
Monson Lake   
Moose Lake  
Myre-Big Island 
Nerstrand Big Woods 
Old Mill  
Red River SRA 
Rice Lake  
St. Croix
Sakatah Lake
Savanna Portage
Scenic 
Sibley
Split Rock Creek   
Split Rock Lighthouse 
Temperance River 
Tettegouche 
Upper Sioux Agency
Whitewater 
Wild River
William O'Brien 
Zippel Bay