Minnesota State Parks and Trails are beautiful at all times of day and night. Nighttime events are a great way to see your favorite parks in a whole new light. Get out and experience the allure of outdoor activities after sunset.
- Lots of parks schedule special events after dusk, such as nighttime hikes, moonlit paddles, or programs about nocturnal critters, or storytelling programs. See the events calendar below for more information!
- Make a vacation of it! Reserve a campsite or camper cabin and enjoy the full overnight experience.
- Get to know the night skies with one of the free 90-minute programs presented by the University of Minnesota Astronomy Department. All you have to bring is your cosmic curiosity - telescopes are provided.
- Seasonal winter candlelight events are a great way to keep your whole family active during the winter. Learn more!
Purchase a vehicle permit today and get a year of unlimited visits to all of Minnesota's state parks and recreation areas.
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|07/30/21||Friday Night Hikes||Buffalo River State Park|
|07/31/21||River Life - Starring the Crayfish||Tettegouche State Park|
|08/01/21||Primitive Firestarting Demo - Drop-in||Tettegouche State Park|
|08/06/21||Animals of the Night with a Naturalist Stop||Sibley State Park|
|08/07/21||Perseid Meteor Shower||Whitewater State Park|
|08/12/21||Dark Sky Caravan Star Party||Tettegouche State Park|
|08/28/21||Dark Sky Festival||Forestville Mystery Cave State Park|
|08/28/21||Minnesota Starwatch Program||Camden State Park|