Minnesota offering free access to state parks Saturday

Mn Free State Parks Day

SAINT PAUL, Minn. (WKBT) — All 75 Minnesota state parks and state recreation areas will offer free admission Saturday to any and all comers.

Saturday is one of four annual free days at the parks, which are open year-round.

The entrance fee waiver for fee-free days does not cover amenity or user fees for activities like camping, rentals, or special tours.

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reminded people of key things to remember:
  1. 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!
  2. 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.
  3. 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.