Improvements Coming To Several State Parks, Possible Fee IncreasesNew campgrounds, a new water trail and a new chance to see bison are coming to the Minnesota State Parks and Trails system this year.
WCCO Viewers’ Choice For Best State Park In MinnesotaState Parks are plentiful in Minnesota. Whether you want to hike, bike or take in a bit of nature, there are more than 75 to choose from. But I wanted to know which one you like best. WCCO viewers voted, and, with a half a million visitors each year, it's no surprise that your winner is one of the most-visited state parks: Gooseberry Falls.
DNR: Previously Unreservable Campsites To Be Made AvailableHaven’t booked your campsite for Memorial Day weekend yet? Don’t worry, hundreds of previously unreservable sites at Minnesota state parks will become reservable next week.
Officials Ask For $72.5 Million For Minn. State ParksThe Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is requesting $72.5 million from the state Legislature, about half of which would go toward fixing up aging recreational facilities and overused trails at parks across the state.
Minnesotans Prep For Bitterly Cold WeekendState park employees say they are prepared to show people a good time in the extreme cold, and offered a few tips on how to stay warm while doing it.
Wis. Park, Trail Fees To See Price Hike On Jan. 1Hikers, cyclists, cross-country skiers and other outdoor lovers will have to pay more to get into Wisconsin state parks and use state trails in the new year.
State Parks Give Free Admission On Black FridayWhile many Minnesotans spent Black Friday shopping for bargains, state parks were also packed. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources waived fees to enter all 75 state parks.
Minnesota State Parks Are Free On Black FridayBlack Friday fever is spreading to Minnesota state parks. The state will offer free entry to all 76 state parks and recreation areas on Nov. 27, the day after Thanksgiving. A daily permit to a park generally costs $5.
WCCO Viewers' Choice For Best Fall Hiking Trail In MinnesotaGooseberry Falls State Park is the unofficial gateway to the North Shore. And its beauty is such a draw that you cannot drive by without stopping to explore. Thousands of people visit each year, anticipating the vision of Gooseberry Falls and the memories they will make there.
Minnesota State Parks Draw Record Holiday Weekend CrowdsMinnesota state parks drew record crowds on the Fourth of July holiday weekend, and park officials say there are still great recreational opportunities ahead for the rest of the summer. Department of Natural Resources figures show occupancy at state parks hit 84 percent.
Free Admission, Activities At State Parks For Nat’l Get Outdoors DayMinnesota's 75 state parks are all offering free admission this coming Saturday to celebrate National Get Outdoors Day. All of the state's parks have special activities planned.
Dayton, Pawlenty Join Groundbreaking At State's Newest ParkGov. Mark Dayton and former Gov. Tim Pawlenty were among the government officials who grabbed shovels to help break ground for Minnesota's newest state park. Construction began Friday on the campground at Lake Vermilion-Soudan Underground Mine State Park in northeastern Minnesota.