The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is reporting that Minnesota state parks have already seen a record number of visitors this year, but that doesn't mean you can't find a great place to relax over Memorial Day weekend.

The DNR wants to make sure anyone planning to visit a state park over Memorial Day weekend is aware of some recent customer-service improvements:

  • Same-day reservations are now available, and with no reservation fee.
  • Vehicle permits can be purchased in advance, online or by phone.
  • If you arrive at a park without a reservation, click here to check availability and make a reservation. Soon, many parks will also have self-service stations with courtesy phones that can be used to make same-day reservations.
  • Those who already have their vehicle permit and reservations when they arrive at the park do not need to stop and check in at the office, where the lines can be long on holiday weekends.

To assure you have a campsite, it is highly recommended that you reserve your spot in advance.  To see which parks still have campsites open for Memorial Day weekend, just click the link below.