Free Minnesota State Park Entrance Day 2024

Minnesota is known for its stunning natural landscapes and vibrant outdoor culture. Each year Minnesota State Parks take the opportunity to offer unique opportunities for residents and visitors to explore state parks with a free entry day on four select days throughout the year. On these days, all state parks and recreation areas waive the entrance fees, inviting everyone to experience the diverse landscapes of Minnesota. It’s a day when families can come together for a picnic, friends can set out on a kayaking adventure, and individuals can find solace in the tranquil surroundings! This initiative is aimed at encouraging people to step outside and enjoy the beauty of the great outdoors.

The upcoming Free Park Day is on Saturday, June 8, 2024. The June weather in Minnesota provides the perfect conditions for a variety of activities. Whether you’re an avid hiker, a casual stroller, or someone looking to capture the beauty of nature through a lens, the state parks offer something for everyone. So, mark your calendars for June 8th and get ready to immerse yourself in the natural beauty that Minnesota’s state parks have to offer. It’s more than just a day out; it’s an opportunity to create lasting memories and celebrate the great outdoors!

"Welcome to Maplewood State Park" sign

Important things to keep in mind when traveling to a Minnesota State Park:

  • Free entry covers admission, but it does not include amenity or user fees for activities like camping or equipment rentals
  • Check visitor alerts and download maps before your trips
  • Make sure to be flexible, arrive prepared, and most importantly have responsible fun!

Do your part to help conserve these special places by staying on trails and leaving no trace!

Find more information about Free Entrance Days by going to: Free entrance days to all Minnesota state parks | Minnesota DNR