Minnesota nightlife

Sure, you could just go to sleep at night, but when you're out in a Minnesota state park there's so much more to do after dark!

Lots of parks have special events scheduled after dusk. You can learn about moths, bats, owls, and other nocturnal critters, take a moonlight walk or paddle, or just relax with music and storytelling around a campfire.

Interested in what's happening in the night sky? Check out our free, 90-minute Universe in the Parks programs. We'll bring the telescopes.


Events

05/31/14 - 09/27/14

Glacial Lakes State Park

Astronomy and Stargazing

08/22/14

Lake Shetek State Park

MN Star Watch with Mike Lynch

08/22/14

Father Hennepin State Park

Campfire Program: Creatures of the Night

08/23/14

Glacial Lakes State Park

Evening Campfire Nature Program

08/23/14

William O'Brien State Park

Starlight Starbright!

08/23/14

Camden State Park

MN Star Watch with Mike Lynch

08/23/14

Itasca State Park

Night Hike

08/23/14

Lake Carlos State Park

Tales from a Beekeeper - Evening Campfire Program

08/24/14

Gooseberry Falls State Park

Creatures of the Night Hike

08/29/14

Whitewater State Park

Campfire Stargazing

08/30/14

Minneopa State Park

Night Hike

08/30/14

Interstate State Park

Life of a Lumberjack: Evening Program

08/31/14

Gooseberry Falls State Park

Legends of the Night Sky

09/01/14

Buffalo River State Park

Astronomy Night

09/06/14

William O'Brien State Park

Starlight Starbright!

09/08/14

Gooseberry Falls State Park

Full Harvest Moon Hike along Lake Superior

09/13/14

Rice Lake State Park

Night Hike

09/13/14

Fort Ridgely State Park

Moonlight Golf

09/27/14

Itasca State Park

7th Annual Autumn Harvest Festival: Lantern Lit Night Hike and Activities

10/03/14

Buffalo River State Park

Astronomy Night

10/05/14

Gooseberry Falls State Park

Near Full Moon Accessible Stroll

10/10/14

Afton State Park

Owl Walk by Moonlight

11/06/14

Gooseberry Falls State Park

Full Moon Hike

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