After a competitive application process, the Duluth Public Library was selected to be a part of the MN State Parks Library Program. The program allows Minnesotans to visit state parks, free of charge.
Through the program, libraries can offer free state park permits that can be checked out for seven-day periods. Duluth Public Library was granted 4 library park passes, available through June 2025.
To check out a library park pass, you’ll need a Duluth Public Library library card. Once checked out, the pass expiration date will be written on a receipt and attached to a DNR branded place card by a librarian for display in the patron’s vehicle dashboard.
After the seven-day usage, patrons can recycle their passes. It is not necessary to return them.
Minnesota State Parks library park pass users are encouraged to take a survey after their trip. The survey can be found here.
Jay Cooke State Park