This is a partial listing of state park rules
and regulations. Complete rules (Minnesota
State Legislature Web site).
8 a.m. to 10 p.m., 365 days a year. Office hours vary by season.
State Park Permits
All vehicles entering a state park must display a valid Minnesota
State Park vehicle permit which must be affixed to the lower right
hand corner of the windshield. Annual and day permits can be
purchased at a park. Funds from state park vehicle permits and
fees are used to help manage park resources and facilities.
Information on purchasing an
annual permit. Other
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, state
parks are working to make facilities accessible to people of all
abilities. Call the specific state park you are planning to visit
for up-to-date information on accessibility.
It is unlawful for any person to consume intoxicating liquors, or
to display liquor containers in public. State laws apply to
possession and use of drugs.
Biking is permitted only on designated trails or park roads where
motor vehicles are allowed, unless otherwise posted.
Campers must register at the office or self-registration station.
Only registered campers are allowed in the park after 10 p.m.
Quiet hours are from 10 p.m. to 8 a.m.
Check in/check out
Overnight guests must check out by 4 p.m. If you choose to stay
another day in the campground or park lodging, you must
re-register by 11 a.m.
Gathering firewood disrupts the forest and soil cycle and is not
permitted. Firewood may be purchased at the park office.
Fireworks are not permitted in state parks.
When fishing in waters entirely within state parks, anglers must
comply with Minnesota fishing laws and rules.
In a state park, while in the water, use of air mattresses, inner
tubes or other flotation devices that are not approved by the
Coast Guard is prohibited except when used in an area specifically
designated for that use.
Geocaching is now allowed in Minnesota State Parks, State
Recreation Areas and Waysides managed by the DNR Division of Parks
and Recreation. All caches placed in these locations require a
signed permit prior to placement. Permit applications and
geocaching guidelines are available at the park office or online;MN