Thursday, December 11, 2014

Give Minnesota state parks gift cards this holiday season

This holiday season, the Department of Natural Resources encourages shoppers to give the gift of the outdoors with Minnesota state parks gift cards. The cards can be purchased for any dollar amount over $10, and they never expire. They can be used for:
  • Camping.
  • Overnight getaways in camper cabins, yurts, lodge rooms and modern suites.
  • Minnesota state parks vehicle permits and tours.
  • Canoe, kayak, stand-up paddleboard, cross-country ski and snowshoe rentals.
  • I Can Camp!, I Can Climb!, I Can Paddle! and I Can Mountain Bike! programs.
  • Minnesota State Parks and Trails apparel, books, jewelry, kids’ activity kits and more.
Gift cards can be purchased at:
  • Minnesota state parks with office hours.
  • Minnesota DNR License Center, 500 Lafayette Road, St. Paul weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:40 p.m.
  • 651-296-6157 or 888-646-6367.
Minnesota state parks gift cards feature a photo of the state’s highest waterfall and come packaged in a special folder with a full-color guide to Minnesota state parks and trails, a new 24-page lodging brochure and a brochure with information about hundreds of free programs and special events happening at state parks and trails this winter.
For more information, visit or contact the DNR Information Center at or 651-296-6157 or 888-646-6367 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.