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Minnesota DNR Offers Free State Park Entry on Black Friday

Minnesota DNR offers free state park admission on Black Friday. Minnesota DNR offers free state park admission on Black Friday. | 

Updated: November 28, 2019 07:56 PM

Those who are uninterested in Black Friday deals and want to spend their holiday weekend outdoors can do so for free the day after Thanksgiving. 

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The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is offering free admission to all 75 state parks

Along with the free entry, a number of parks will be offering special programing, including Whitewater State Park, Gooseberry Falls State Park, Lake Bemidji State Park and Interstate State Park. 

"If you've never been to a state park before, this is a great way to extend your holiday a day further and get outdoors with family or friends to explore the natural beauty of our state parks," Erika Rivers, director of the DNR's Parks and Trails Division, said in a statement. 

The DNR hopes by offering free entry to the parks that visitors will be encouraged to return. 

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