Just in time for Father’s Day weekend, the DNR is opening up Minnesota State Parks for free admission this Saturday to celebrate National Get Outdoors Day.
All of the 75 state parks will be a part of the free admission day. The day will also feature free vehicle permits, which typically costs $5 a day.
Most of the parks will be holding special events to further celebrate this day. Free activities include geocaching, archery, hiking, fairs and fishing. Fishing in most state parks does not require a permit and free loaner kits are available, so everyone is welcome to join.
Several parks will also be featuring ‘Play Clean Go’ events to teach park visitors how to prevent the spread of invasive species. Buffalo River, Fort Snelling, Gooseberry Falls, Itasca, Jay Cooke, Mille Lacs Kathio, Minneopa, Sibley, Whitewater and Wild River state parks will all feature this training.
Most Minnesotans are within 30 miles of a state park. It’s easy to find the one that’s right for you.
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