Recreation Licenses & Permits
Apply for MN DNR hunting and fishing licenses.
A Large Gathering permit is required any time there is an event in the unincorporated areas of Stearns County that will have 1,000 or more people in attendance.
Reserve an open air shelter at the following county parks: Mississippi River, Spring Hill, Two Rivers Lake, and Warner Lake.
Please note there are additional rules and policies when applying to host a special event at a county park.
A vehicle parking permit is required at Quarry Park and Nature Preserve. Purchase online.
Examples of temporary water structures include mooring buoys, slalom ski course, swimming raft, and water ski jump.
Reserve use of the Warner Lake Nature Center for indoor events.
Required for an event or exhibition held on a Stearns County lake or river. Examples include fishing tournament, boat race, and ski show.
Includes watercraft, all-terrain vehicle (ATV), off-highway vehicle (OHV), and snowmobile.