Whitewater State Park
In today’s camping environment, available amenities range from full electrical and water hookups to nesting down in the backwoods. For some, a weekend of camping very closely resembles being at home — with everything from satellite TV and mobile Internet to a stove to cook dinner and air conditioning. For others, camping isn’t camping if you can see a light or have access to running water. No matter your expectations, Minnesota’s multitude of campgrounds have a little something for everyone.
A longtime naturalist at Whitewater State Park is retiring after nearly 38 years on the job.
Kent Mechels spent the last three Christmases away from his family plowing snow off Minnesota roads so people could drive safely. It was a hardship he accepted as part of the job, he said.