On four days each year, all 75 Minnesota state parks and state recreation areas offer free admission to everyone - no vehicle permits needed! Mark your calendar for these upcoming fee-free dates:
Saturday, April 22
Saturday, June 10
Friday, November 24
And a fourth free park day that is yet to be scheduled - stay tuned!
Minnesota state parks are open year-round, and there's a state park within 30 miles of most Minnesotans. With a free day in each season, it's a great opportunity to get out there and explore someplace new - or visit an old favorite at a new time of year! Whether you stay for the whole weekend or just spend a few hours outside, you'll make memories that will last a lifetime.
The entrance fee waiver for fee-free days does not cover amenity or user fees for activities like camping, rentals, or special tours.
The goal is to encourage families to spend time together with a walk outdoors. Research shows that walking offers multiple benefits, from increased creativity and better brain function to more flexibility and stamina. So you won't just burn calories, you'll also improve your well-being.
Date and Time
Friday Nov 24, 2023
Split Rock Creek State Park just off MN Hwy 23 at Ihlen, MN