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

05/16/15 - 09/26/15

Glacial Lakes State Park

Astronomy and Stargazing

06/20/15 - 08/15/15

Lake Carlos State Park

Evening Campfire Nature Programs (Saturdays)

08/04/15

Lake Carlos State Park

Reptiles and Amphibians- Evening Campfire Program

08/06/15

Minnesota Valley State Trail

Thursday Evening Trail Rides

08/07/15

Split Rock Lighthouse State Park

National Lighthouse Day Night Hike

08/07/15

Lake Shetek State Park

Mike Lynch Minnesota Starwatch Party

08/08/15

Camden State Park

Mike Lynch Minnesota Starwatch Party

08/08/15

William O'Brien State Park

Perseid Meteor Shower Party!

08/08/15

Whitewater State Park

Perseid Meteor Shower

08/09/15

Jay Cooke State Park

On a Dark and Starry Night

08/12/15

Lake Vermilion - Soudan Underground Mine State Park

Night Sky of the Northwoods

08/12/15

Itasca State Park

B.Y.O. Blanket Perseid Meteor Shower Viewing

08/12/15

Mille Lacs Kathio State Park

Creatures of the Night

08/13/15

Gateway State Trail

Thursday Evening Trail Rides

08/14/15

Sibley State Park

Stargazing with Pat Thibault

08/15/15

Zippel Bay State Park

7th annual Perseid Meteor Shower Party

08/15/15

Buffalo River State Park

Evening Walk through Bluestem Prairie SNA

08/15/15

Split Rock Lighthouse State Park

Creatures of the Night Hike

08/15/15

Itasca State Park

A Walk through Time, Evening Stroll

08/21/15

Buffalo River State Park

Evening Prairie Walk at Blanket Flower Prairie SNA

08/21/15

Tettegouche State Park

Primitive Fire Starting Skills

08/22/15

Sibley State Park

Night Walk

08/22/15

Buffalo River State Park

Star Stories

08/27/15

Sibley State Park

Starry Skies- Junior Park Naturalist

08/29/15

Whitewater State Park

Full Moon Owl Prowl

08/29/15

Savanna Portage State Park

Star Gazing

09/05/15

Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park

The Night Sky

09/05/15

Minneopa State Park

Night Hike

09/12/15

William O'Brien State Park

Starlight Starbright!

09/19/15

Fort Ridgely State Park

Moonlight Golf

09/19/15

Bear Head Lake State Park

International Observe the Moon Night

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