Did you know that military families get in FREE to all Minnesota state parks and recreation areas?
It’s true! In 2017 the Minnesota legislature approved a statute to provide FREE year-round vehicle permits to active military personnel in any branch or unit of the United States Armed Forces and veterans with a service-related disability.
These vehicle permits are normally $35 for a full year and provide qualifying military families unlimited access to all 75 Minnesota state parks and recreation areas. To apply, present valid military ID at any staffed state park and let the park attendant know your military status.
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Laura grew up in southern Minnesota and has called the Twin Cities home for over fifteen years. On the off chance she gets some free time you’ll find her with her nose in a book, spending time with family and friends, or enjoying a hot cup of coffee.
John Perry Peterson says
Any benefits for retired veterans. For the state parks, Florida gives them to all military active or retired .
Laura W says
John – It appears that only veterans with a service-related disability are eligible. More information here: https://www.dnr.state.mn.us/licenses/military/print.html