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At most Minnesota State Parks and some regional/county parks

June 1 – Sept 12, 2021

Minnesota’s parks have a diversity of mammals, flowers, trees, humans and birds.
Can you spot them?

Weekly Drawing
$20 Gift Cards

Gift Card to Minnesota State Parks

Click on the park you're visiting to begin your hunt


Anderson (Isanti Co. Park)
Bear Head Lake
Beaver Creek Valley
Bertram (Wright Co. Park)
Big Bog
Big Stone Lake
Blue Mounds
Buffalo River
Cascade River
Charles A. Lindbergh
Chester Woods (Olmsted Co. Park)
Crow Wing
Cuyuna Country
Father Hennepin
Forestville-Mystery Cave
Fort Ridgely
Fort Snelling
Franz Jevne


George H. Crosby Manitou
Glacial Lakes
Gooseberry Falls
Grand Portage
Great River Bluffs
Hayes Lakes
Indian Heights (Rochester Park)
Jay Cooke
John A. Latsch
Judge C. R. Magney
Kilen Woods
La Salle Lake
Lac Qui Parle
Lake Bemidji
Lake Bronson
Lake Carlos
Lake Louise
Lake Maria
Lake Shetek
Lake Vermilion-Soudan Mine
Lashbrook (Northfield Park)


McCarthy Beach
Mille Lacs Kathio
Minnesota Valley
Monson Lake
Moose Lake
Myre-Big Island
Nerstrand Big Woods
Old Mill
Red River
Rice Lake
Sakatah Lake
Savanna Portage
Split Rock Creek
Split Rock Lighthouse
St. Croix


Temperance River
Upper Sioux Agency
Wild River
William O’Brien
Zippel Bay


Ages: Anyone from age 1-100+ may participate, but an adult or parent/guardian of participants under age 13 will need to submit the form.

Submission: User must submit a completed online-based form, including the user name(s), email and mailing address to be entered in the drawing.

Entries: Entries are limited to one per park or trail during the event season.


20For submitting a hunt
1 each (19 max)For each "item" found (simply check the item in the form)
5 each (15 max)For each child 12 and under who participates with you

Photo Credits

We greatly appreciate the various photographers who share their photography that makes this project possible.

Click the photo to see the source websites (when applicable).

Weekly Drawing Winners

Week 1 | June 7 | Cassandra M., entry from Blue Mounds State Park

Week 2 | June 14 | Linnea B., entry from Afton State Park

Week 3 | June 21 | Anthony P., entry from Bear Head Lake State Park

Week 4 | June 28 | Samantha P., entry from Afton State Park

Week 5 | July 5 | Brandy L., entry from Forestville-Mystery Cave State Park

Week 6 | July 12 | Sandeep K., entry from Wild River State Park

Week 7 | July 19 | Nikki R., entry from Tettegouche State Park

Week 8 | July 26 | Stacey W., entry from Tettegouche State Park

Week 9 | Aug. 2 | Amy M., entry from Jay Cooke State Park

Week 10 | Aug. 9 | Kristie G., entry from Afton State Park

Week 11 | Aug. 16 | Katie N., entry from Bertram Chain of Lakes Regional Park

Week 12 | Aug. 23 | Aaron B., entry from Crow Wing State Park

Week 13 | Aug. 30 | Jessica L., entry from Lake Bemidji State Park

Week 14 | Sep. 6 | Cathy C., entry from Bear Head Lake State Park

Week 15 | Sep. 13 | Markeita T., entry from Savanna Portage State Park