DNR Question of the Week
The DNR communications team works with agency experts to develop the weekly questions and provide the answers. This feature addresses current DNR issues, interesting topics, or the most frequently asked questions from around Minnesota.
Q: Can I harvest mushrooms in Minnesota state parks and state forests?
A: It's okay to harvest edible fruit and mushrooms in state parks as long as they are only for personal, noncommercial use. However, you are not allowed to pick wildflowers or other plants (edible or not), even for personal use.
In state forests, you may also harvest mushrooms and fruit for personal use. If picking for commercial sales, you need to first get a permit from your local forestry office.
Amy Barrett, Parks and Trails Division public information officer