The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is announcing that active military personnel and veterans are now eligible to receive a free year-round vehicle permit, with unlimited access to all 75 Minnesota state parks and recreation areas. 

The new benefit was approved by state lawmakers during the 2017 Minnesota legislative session and is available to any branch or unit of the United States Armed Forces.

“We are grateful to the men and women who have served in the military,” said DNR Commissioner Tom Landwehr. “Providing free access to Minnesota state parks is just one way to thank them for their service and sacrifice.”

Get a complete list of the licenses, permits and passes that are available here.