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Minnesota State Parks
June 13, 2018
Minnesota launches new online tool to compare state parks and trails
ST. PAUL—Minnesota has a new online tool to help outdoor enthusiasts plan trips to state and regional parks and trails. The Minnesota Great Outdoors website, launched Tuesday, allows park-goers to search a state map of parks and trails and compare amenities. "Previously, you...
June 13, 2018 - 10:23pm
June 7, 2018
Minnesota state parks to offer free admission on Saturday
ST. PAUL -- Minnesota’s Department of Natural Resources will continue its longstanding tradition of waiving the requirement for a vehicle permit and providing free admission at all 75 Minnesota state parks and recreation areas this Saturday, June 9. The permit is usually $7 for...
June 7, 2018 - 4:45pm
May 20, 2018
Minnesota state park campsites booking fast
DULUTH — If you're hoping for a campsite at Gooseberry Falls State Park over Memorial Day weekend, you're probably out of luck. Same for...
May 20, 2018 - 6:15am
December 28, 2017
Candlelight Walk at Fort Snelling State Park canceled due to severe weather
Due to weekend forecasts for bitterly cold temperatures, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources Parks and Trails Division will cancel this year’s Fort Snelling State Park New Year’s Eve Candlelight Walk. Park staff is concerned first for safety, and does not want to place...
December 28, 2017 - 4:30pm
March 8, 2017
DNR commissioner: Minnesota parks need boost from users, taxpayers
ST. PAUL — The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is asking for modest fee and general fund increases for the state parks and trails...
March 8, 2017 - 6:45pm
March 7, 2017
Guest Opinion: Minnesota state parks and trails need a boost from users, taxpayers
The Department of Natural Resources is asking for modest fee and general fund increases for Minnesota’s state parks and trails system during...
March 7, 2017 - 11:52am
February 28, 2017
Where does it go? Minnesota's Devil’s Kettle waterfall mystery solved
A waterfall that famously “disappears” into a hole at Judge C.R. Magney State Park near Grand Marais actually soon re-enters the river from...
February 28, 2017 - 11:46pm
September 8, 2016
MnDNR trip planning tools reveal the best places to view fall colors
It happens at about this time every year. The cause: Chlorophyll production in tree leaves slows down and stops and the leaves lose their green...
September 8, 2016 - 11:11am
July 22, 2016
After strong winds and storm, state park campgrounds open
In the wake of a storm that hit northern Minnesota early Thursday, Department of Natural Resources’ crews are busy working to clean up the...
July 22, 2016 - 9:18pm
June 24, 2016
Minnesota State Parks Director Erika Rivers, camps to gather park feedback
UPPER SIOUX AGENCY STATE PARK - Pitch a tent in a state park campground this summer, and there’s a chance the camper at the next site will...
June 24, 2016 - 12:32pm
November 14, 2015
Lt. Gov. Smith announces free admission to state parks on Black Friday
ST. PAUL - Lt. Gov. Tina Smith and Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Tom Landwehr announced Friday that entrance fees to all 76 Minnesota state parks and recreation areas will be waived on Nov. 27 for "Free Park Friday," encouraging Minnesotans to spend time outdoors, and...
November 14, 2015 - 5:10pm
June 24, 2015
Minnesota's 10 Most Popular State Parks
Find out the 10 most popular Minnesota state parks -
June 24, 2015 - 11:55am
The 10 most-popular Minnesota state parks
Of the 10 most-popular state parks, 6 are located in northern Minnesota. Which Minnesota state parks will you visit this year? According...
June 24, 2015 - 11:30am
April 10, 2015
First of its kind group camp to open at Lake Bemidji State Park
BEMIDJI - Up to 50 people can soon stay at a new group camp at Lake Bemidji State Park just outside of town. With five electric hookups for RVs and a large tenting area, the facility is the first of its kind in Minnesota state parks, according to the Department of Natural Resources. The...
April 10, 2015 - 2:20pm
June 20, 2014
Most Minnesota state parks and trails will be open this weekend
Despite heavy rain this week that prompted the Department of Natural Resources to close two parks and several campgrounds, most of the 75 state parks and 25 state trails will be open this weekend. “With some sunshine in the forecast, we hope everyone who has been cooped up indoors...
June 20, 2014 - 7:51pm