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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Itasca State Park
Whitewater State Park
Wild River State Park
Jay Cooke State Park
William O'Brien State Park
Interstate State Park
Lake Vermilion-Soudan Underground Mine State Park