It's the perfect time of the year to frequent Minnesota state parks and recreation areas, and the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is making it even better for veterans.

According to the DNR, who is recognized as a Yellow Ribbon Company for its support of military personnel, active military personnel in any branch or unit of the United States Armed Forces and veterans with a service-related disability are now eligible to receive a free year-round vehicle permit, providing unlimited access to all 75 Minnesota state parks and recreation areas.

Follow the link below to see all the benefits that are available military personnel and veterans through the Minnesota DNR.