2 premier camping spots in Minnesota won’t open overnight

Minnesota’s two premier camping destinations will remain closed to overnight visitors for the duration of Gov. Tim Walz’s ‘stay at home’ order.

Voyageurs National Park and the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness announced Monday that they will be open for day recreation, but will not issue camping or houseboat mooring permits through May 17.

The U.S. Forest Service said that it will refund all overnight reservations at the Boundary Waters and in Superior National Forest that were made through May 17.