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Updated: 06/28/2013 5:17 PM
Created: 06/27/2013 9:29 PM KSTP.com | Print |  Email
By: Maricella Miranda

Minn. Campsite, Trail Closures Due to Storms

Despite last week's storm damage, Minnesota Parks and Recreation areas are open, and campsites are still available for the busy Fourth of July weekend.

State parks had to temporarily close off a few areas due to flooding, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. Officials recommend that park goers call ahead before traveling to parks and trails this weekend.

Visit the DNR website for additional information.

Anyone who wants a spot will need to act fast. As always at this time of year, the reservable campsites are booking quickly. Up to a third of the campsites at Minnesota State Parks will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

The following areas are temporary closed due to flooding as of Friday, June 28:

  • Lac qui Parle State Park: The beach area and lower campground are currently closed.
  • Upper Sioux Agency State Park: The Riverside Campground is flooded, and trails along the river floodplain are closed.
  • Beaver Creek Valley State Park: The park is open on a limited basis for fishing access. Because of damage from flooding, the trails remain closed and there will be no camping until July 3.
  • Fort Snelling State Park: Pike Island and Picnic Island are closed until further notice due to rising river levels. There is standing water on trails and roads.

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