New self-registration stations at Cuyuna Country SRA add convenience

A self-registration station at Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area. Photo courtesy Minnesota DNR

Visitors to Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area in Ironton have more convenient options to buy their state park vehicle permits.

Five new self-registration stations were installed throughout the complex.

New stations are now available at:

  • The parking lot at the end of Yawkey Road.

  • The entrance to the Rally Center on North Road.

  • Portsmouth Mine Lake public water access off County Highway 30.

  • County Road 128 trailhead.

  • Sagamore Mine Lake public water access.

These are in addition to the existing self-registration station at the Portsmouth Campground.
Using the self-registration station is easy and fast. Visitors should follow the instructions on the envelope. They should put cash, check, or credit card information for the correct amount in the envelope, and deposit it into the payment slot. The "user copy" section of the form should be placed on the dash of the vehicle as proof of compliance.

Daily permits are $7 and year-round permits are $35. The Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area is part of the Minnesota state park system and permits are required on all vehicles entering the recreation area. A year-round permit buys access to all 75 Minnesota state parks and recreation areas for one year from the date of purchase.


Park permits may also be purchased online, in person at individual park offices when staffed, and at the Minnesota DNR License Center at 500 Lafayette Road, St Paul. More information about state park permits, discounts for military and disabled individuals, and the state park license plate can be found at .

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