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Minnesota DNR Made Strides in Enhancing Outdoor Opportunities in 2015

A record number of people visited Minnesota state parks and enjoyed trout fishing in lakes and streams in 2015, according to the Department of Natural Resources. The agency noted other accomplishments in 2015, including a growing deer herd and increased deer harvest, an improved fleet of aircraft for fighting wild…


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Minnesota State Parks Celebrate National Get Outdoors Day with Free Admission

The Department of Natural Resources will waive the requirement for a vehicle permit ($5 one-day or $25 year-round) and provide free admission at all 75 Minnesota state parks and recreation areas on Saturday, June 14 in celebration of National Get Outdoors Day. The goal of National Get Outdoors Day is…


Learn How to Make Maple Syrup at Minnesota State Parks

Learn How to Make Maple Syrup at Minnesota State Parks

Tap into the fun of making maple syrup at Minnesota state parks in March and early April. Naturalists will demonstrate how to tap trees and turn sap into syrup at several programs throughout the state. “Attending one of the many programs taking place at Minnesota state parks is a great…


Minnesota State Parks and Trails Geocaching Program

The Geocaching Wildlife Safari, a high-tech treasure hunt, is nearing the end of its three-year run as one of the more popular programs of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Parks and Trails Division. Since the program began, interpretive naturalists at Minnesota state parks have offered 325 Geocaching 101…


Monthly and seasonal Minnesota state parks campsite reservations due by April 1

Spring is quickly approaching and so is the deadline for campers to reserve their extended-stay monthly or seasonal spot at one of five Minnesota state parks. All reservations must be made before Thursday, April 1. A lottery will be held April 1 to determine which reservations will be recognized if…


Belle Plaine couple is first to finish Minnesota State Parks’ Geocaching Wildlife Safari

A couple from Belle Plaine, Minn., have become the first ones to complete the Geocaching Wildlife Safari by finding a hidden geocache at each of Minnesota’s 72 state parks and recreation areas. Jason and Sarah Geisel completed this year’s event last weekend when they found their final cache at Zippel…


2009 Minnesota State Park Permits Now On Sale

Just in time for holiday gift giving, the 2009 Minnesota state park annual permit is now on sale. It features a winter scene from Schoolcraft State Park in northeastern Minnesota to represent the theme of “quiet places.” Schoolcraft will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2009. Bemidji photographer Richard Jensen supplied…


Minnesota State Parks Holding Special Resource Management Deer Hunts

Thirty-five Minnesota state parks will be holding special resource management deer hunts this fall. Access to the public will be varied around the state during the special hunts. Fifteen parks will be open to all visitors during this time and eight will have limited public access. Twelve parks will be…


Surplus Hunting Permits Now Available For Special Hunts in Seven Minnesota State Parks

Thirty-five Minnesota state parks will be open for special permit archery, firearm, or muzzleloader deer hunts in November and December, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR). And those who did not apply for a special permit or were not successful in the permit drawing may be able…


Minnesota State Parks Responds to Studies That Show Camping Does Not Come ‘Naturally’ To Some

When focus group participants were asked to name some things that kept them from going camping, many said they simply didn’t know how to camp. The focus group sessions were conducted last year by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Division of Parks and Recreation. “This came as somewhat…