Take advantage of the FREE ENTRANCE at any of the 75 Minnesota State Parks this coming Friday, the day after Thanksgiving.

Most state park offices and visitor centers will be minimally staffed on Friday, so visitors are encouraged to to plan ahead and arrive prepared for their visit:

  • Check visitor alerts and find directions on state park web pages at mndnr.gov.
  • Download GeoPDF maps before the trip. These maps will display a user’s current location, like Google Maps or other map applications, but the user does not have to be connected to the internet or have cell service while using them.
  • Visit the self-orientation signs near the park entrance for suggestions on what to see and do while visiting.
  • Help protect these special places for the future by staying on trails and leaving no trace.

Go to mndnr.gov/freeparkdays for more information.


Photo Credit: Micah Kvidt