MERRICK STATE PARK, Wis. (WCCO) — The south portion of Merrick State Park, located north of Winona on the Mississippi River, has been closed as a safety precaution due to the river’s rising water.
The DNR said the north campground at Merrick will stay open and isn’t affected.READ MORE: 5 St. Cloud Bank Employees Unharmed After Hourslong Hostage Ordeal; Ray Reco McNeary In Custody
The U.S. Corps of Engineers projects the river to remain at its crest for about a week before it recedes.READ MORE: How Much Is A Mother's Work Worth?
If no heavy rain falls, park staff hopes to re-open closed areas by mid-July.MORE NEWS: COVID Restrictions: Walz To End Capacity Restrictions By May 28, Mask Mandate By July 1
If you have any questions, call Park Ranger Chris Lake at 608-687-4936.