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Vehicle Permit

Minnesota State Parks Year-round Permit

  • Provides unlimited visits to all Minnesota state parks and recreation areas for a full year.
    (Non-transferable to other vehicles.)
  • Your year-round vehicle permit is valid from the day it is purchased through the last day of that same month one year later.
  • Purchase online and you’ll receive a temporary permit to start visiting parks right away. Your permit sticker will be sent via postal mail. Please allow 7 – 10 days for delivery. Remember to confirm your mailing address prior to making your purchase.

Minnesota State Parks One-day Permit

  • A one-day permit provides entrance to as many parks as you’d like to visit on that day.
  • Choose a one-day permit and you’ll receive an email with a permit that can be printed and displayed in your vehicle during your visit.
  • Choose a year-round permit or purchase a one-day (overnight) permit for each night. A one-day (overnight) permit is valid from 8 a.m. on your arrival day through 4 p.m. the next day.


  • Save $9 on a year-round permit you purchase for an additional vehicle owned by a member of your household. Additional vehicle permits are $26 and expire in the same month as your first permit.
  • Discounted permits are available for disabled veterans, active duty military personnel and persons with disabilities. Learn more


  • Purchase of a vehicle permit does not guarantee parking. Parking is only available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • All vehicle permit purchases are non-refundable and non-transferable.
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