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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|10/01/22||Navigating by the Stars||St. Croix State Park - St. Croix Lodge|
|10/07/22||Astronomy and Stargazing||Glacial Lakes State Park|
|10/13/22||The Story Tree: Sophie's Night Sky Adventure||Lake Bemidji State Park|
|10/20/22||Like a Wolf in the Night||St. Croix State Park - Amphitheater|
|10/20/22||The Story Tree: Moon||Lake Bemidji State Park|
|10/21/22||Did You Hear That? Night Hike||St. Croix State Park - St. Croix Lodge|
|10/22/22||Navigating by the Stars||St. Croix State Park - St. Croix Lodge|
|12/21/22||Fight, flight, good night||Fort Snelling State Park|