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85.054 STATE PARK PERMIT EXEMPTIONS.
    Subdivision 1. State Park Open House Day. (a) A state park permit is not required for a
motor vehicle to enter a state park, state monument, state recreation area, or state wayside, on
one day each calendar year at each park, which the commissioner may designate as State Park
Open House Day. The commissioner may designate two consecutive days as State Park Open
House Day, if the open house is held in conjunction with a special pageant described in section
85.052, subdivision 2.
(b) The commissioner shall announce the date of each State Park Open House Day at least
30 days in advance of the date it occurs.
(c) The State Park Open House Day is to acquaint the public with state parks, recreation
areas, and waysides.
    Subd. 2. Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel Island. A state park permit is not required and a
fee may not be charged for motor vehicle entry or parking at the Fort Snelling Memorial Chapel
Island portion of Fort Snelling State Park.
    Subd. 3. Interstate Park. A Minnesota state park permit is not required at Interstate Park
if a valid, current, Wisconsin state park permit or sticker authorizing entry of a motor vehicle
into Wisconsin state parks is appropriately displayed on the vehicle and the commissioner has
entered into an agreement with appropriate officials of the state of Wisconsin that authorizes
motor vehicles displaying Minnesota state park permits free entry into Interstate State Park
of Wisconsin on a reciprocal basis.
    Subd. 4. Jay Cooke State Park. A state park permit is not required and a fee must not be
charged for motor vehicle entry or parking at the Veterans Memorial scenic overlook portion of
Jay Cooke State Park.
    Subd. 5. Gooseberry Falls State Park. A state park permit is not required and a fee must
not be charged for motor vehicle entry or parking at the Class I highway rest area parking lot
located adjacent to U.S. Route No. 61 and the Gooseberry River at Gooseberry Falls State Park.
    Subd. 6. Iron Range off-highway vehicle recreation area. A state park permit is not
required and a fee may not be charged for motor vehicle entry or parking at the Iron Range
off-highway vehicle recreation area, except that the commissioner may establish special event
fees.
    Subd. 7. Tettegouche State Park. A state park permit is not required and a fee may not be
charged for motor vehicle entry at Palisade Head in Tettegouche State Park, provided that motor
vehicles entering the park under this provision may not be parked at Palisade Head for more than
one hour. A state park permit is not required and a fee may not be charged for the Class I rest
area parking area at Tettegouche State Park.
    Subd. 8. Zippel Bay State Park. A state park permit is not required and a fee may not be
charged for motor vehicle entry or parking at the parking area located adjacent to County State
Aid Highway No. 4 at Zippel Bay State Park, Lake of the Woods County.
    Subd. 9. Lake Bemidji State Park. A state park permit is not required and a fee may not
be charged for motor vehicle entry to, use of roads to, or parking at the Department of Natural
Resources regional headquarters portion of Lake Bemidji State Park.
    Subd. 10. Red River State Recreation Area. A state park permit is not required and a fee
may not be charged for any portion of the Red River State Recreation Area located outside
of the campground.
    Subd. 11. Big Bog State Recreation Area. A state park permit is not required and a fee may
not be charged for motor vehicle entry or parking at the parking area located north of Tamarac
River in the southern unit of Big Bog State Recreation Area, Beltrami County.
    Subd. 12. Soudan Underground Mine State Park. A state park permit is not required
and a fee may not be charged for motor vehicle entry or parking at the visitor parking area of
Soudan Underground Mine State Park.
History: 1987 c 253 s 3; 1994 c 448 s 3; 1995 c 215 s 2; 1996 c 407 s 37; 1997 c 236 s 3;
1998 c 391 s 1; 2002 c 376 s 3; 2004 c 255 s 15,16; 1Sp2005 c 1 art 2 s 52,53; 2006 c 281 art 3 s 6