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Minnesota State Parks & Trails: COVID-19 Response

Minnesota State Parks and Trails remain open to the public. We are closely monitoring the situation related to COVID-19 and adjusting our operations as conditions change. We recognize the importance of nature in helping to relieve stress during this time and are committed to providing a safe environment for our visitors to enjoy, while ensuring we protect the health of our staff and Minnesota’s communities.
     • All Minnesota state parks and recreation areas have the ability to collect permit fees and provide visitor information through our Self-Pay and Information Kiosks located near state park entrances.
• Visitors can purchase a day or annual permit beforehand through the reservation website (visit Camping and lodging reservations should be made online through the reservation website or call center (866-857-2757).
• All state park offices, visitor centers, and non-essential buildings are closed until further notice; bathrooms and group centers remain open. 
• All bathrooms, shower buildings, and vault toilets that are currently open will remain open to the public. We will ensure our cleaning protocols meet best practices established to address COVID-19 concerns. 
• Group centers that are currently open to the public will remain open, with social distancing measures implemented. Currently closed group centers will remain closed until further notice.  All naturalist programming and events are suspended.
For more information, visit or contact the DNR Information Center at 651-296-6157 or 888-MINNDNR (646-6367).

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