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)

07/07/15

Lake Carlos State Park

Fish - Evening Campfire Program

07/08/15

Mille Lacs Kathio State Park

Creatures of the Night

07/09/15

Minnesota Valley State Trail

Thursday Evening Trail Rides

07/10/15

Itasca State Park

Things That Go Bump in the Night, Campfire

07/10/15

Father Hennepin State Park

Campfire Program: Creatures of the Night

07/11/15

Jay Cooke State Park

Noises of the Night

07/11/15

William O'Brien State Park

Throwback Movie Night!

07/12/15

Gooseberry Falls State Park

Creatures of the Night Hike

07/16/15

Gateway State Trail

Thursday Evening Trail Rides

07/17/15

Forestville/Mystery Cave State Park

Fireflies: Blinking Lights on Hot Summer Nights

07/18/15

Temperance River State Park

Primitive Firestarting Skills

07/18/15

Whitewater State Park

Night Hike

07/23/15

Brown's Creek State Trail

Thursday Evening Trail Rides

07/24/15

Sibley State Park

Hoot in the Night

07/25/15

Buffalo River State Park

Moon Magic

07/25/15

Interstate State Park

Tigers of the Night Sky

07/30/15

Luce Line State Trail

Thursday Evening Trail Rides

07/31/15

Jay Cooke State Park

Celebrate 100 Years! - Once in a Blue Moon Day

07/31/15

Gooseberry Falls State Park

Full Moon Hike Along Lake Superior

07/31/15

Canceled: Split Rock Lighthouse State Park

Accessible Full Moon Hike along Lake Superior

07/31/15

Wild River State Park

Blue Moon Paddle

07/31/15

Sibley State Park

Blue Moon Hike

08/01/15

Glendalough State Park

Evening Campfire Nature 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

08/12/15

Lake Vermilion - Soudan Underground Mine State Park

Night Sky of the Northwoods

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

08/20/15

Brown's Creek State Trail

Thursday Evening Trail Rides

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!

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