Fort Snelling State Park closed indefinitely due to flooding

March 27, 2019 07:43 AM

Fort Snelling State Park has been closed indefinitely due to flooding.

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources said the park will remain closed until floodwaters recede, whenever that may be.


In a short video tweeted by the department Tuesday morning, running water could be seen flowing over a road.

All public events scheduled at the park have also been cancelled through mid-April, the DNR said. You find other state closures here.

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On Monday, DNR said access to most of the park had already been blocked off.

"We've been working real actively the last few weeks trying to make sure we have everything prepared for this event," park manager Kelli Bruns said. "Our biggest challenge typically comes after the flood waters levels recede and then we have to go through a full evaluation of the facilities to make sure they are safe. We have to do a lot of clean up."

The park is located at the confluence of the Mississippi and Minnesota rivers near Minneapolis/St. Paul International Airport.

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