On Saturday, June 12, all 75 Minnesota state parks and state recreation areas will offer free admission to everyone. It's a great opportunity to get out and explore someplace new or visit a favorite spot. The entrance fee waiver for the fee-free day does not cover amenity or user fees for activities like camping, rentals, or special tours.
Minnesota state parks are open year-round and there is a free day in each season. The fall fee-free day is Friday, November 26.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reminds visitors to know the 'Key 3' things when visiting a park.
- Plan to be flexible. Explore new destinations, and try to arrive early in the morning. Parks are busy as more people get outdoors, so we encourage you to discover a new favorite this summer!
- Arrive prepared. Check visitor alerts and download maps before your trip. We encourage you to bring everything you might need as we transition back to full service.
- Recreate responsibly. If you are not vaccinated, please wear a face covering indoors and stay 6 feet from others. Help conserve these special places for the future by staying on trails and leaving no trace.