This month’s Fellow Kampers are the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, Save the Redwoods League, and Missouri State Parks for encouraging time in the Great Outdoors by offering free admission to state parks on Black Friday (November 27th) this year.
It’s refreshing to see so many people embrace the growing trend of skipping the massive crowds and spending for a free and relaxing experience with Mother Nature. Plus, it’s the perfect way to walk off that big turkey dinner!
The Minnesota State Parks system was the first to announce the Black Friday special, which gives access to all 75 of Minnesota’s state parks. You can learn more about their state parks by visiting their website.
Next up was Save the Redwoods League, a nonprofit dedicated to protecting and restoring redwood forests, as well as connecting people to the peace and beauty of these natural wonders. Save the Redwoods League is sponsoring free admission to 49 of California’s redwood state parks, which mostly span along the coast all the way from Big Sur to Oregon. In order to get free admission, you’ll need to download and print a pass from their website prior to visiting.
Lastly, Missouri State Parks are waiving camping fees on Black Friday. Though admission at these parks is normally free, it’s great to see them adding to the mix of offerings and encouraging camping to kick off the weekend. The offer is good on first come, first served campsites on November 27th.