Parks And Trails Division

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New DNR Tool Promises To Make Trip Planning Easier, Quicker

Looking for the best way to find all the Minnesota state parks that offer boat access, swimming beaches and drive-in campsites? Then look no further. The Department of Natural Resources has a new tool designed to do just that.

06/05/2014

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Minnesota State Parks And Trails To Get New Chief

Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Tom Landwehr says he’ll appoint Assistant Commissioner Erika Rivers to serve as director of the Parks and Trails Division when its current director, Courtland Nelson, retires in April.

03/04/2014

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Minnesota State Park Permit Sales, Visits Rise

Minnesota state parks officials say their efforts to connect people with the outdoors are paying off in permit sales and visits.

02/03/2014

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New Trail Center Now Open At State Park Near Ely

Bear Head Lake State Park was voted America’s Favorite Park in 2010 in an online contest sponsored by Coca-Cola. The $100,000 prize provided seed money for additional state and federal funding.

09/18/2013

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