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Managing boxelder bugs as the cold sets in
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County crafting buffer compliance rules
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May 12, 2018
Park reservation system changed
If you have plans to camp at Chippewa Park this summer, Brad Bonk wants you to know the reservation system has changed. Bonk, Douglas County...
May 12, 2018 - 12:22pm
March 11, 2016
Photo of the Week: February camping
Heather Swanson snapped a candid moment of Elle Heydt, Greta Oldenkamp and Skylar Swanson, all of Alexandria, prepping their sleeping bags for...
March 11, 2016 - 12:00am
October 23, 2012
DNR removes burning and campfire restrictions except for 18 counties
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is removing the burning and campfire restrictions in counties in northwestern and southeastern Minnesota, while 18 counties in east-central Minnesota, including the Twin Cities, remain under burning/campfire restrictions. Counties...
October 23, 2012 - 10:19am
August 24, 2012
Family tradition takes root at park
Camping has been a time honored tradition for many, especially in Minnesota where the forests are extensive and the lakes are in abundance, and...
August 24, 2012 - 12:00am
August 12, 2012
DNR reminds visitors to bring only approved firewood onto state lands
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) reminds visitors that only approved firewood is allowed on land administered by the DNR, which includes state parks, state forests and wildlife management areas. In recent weeks, various state parks have been experiencing a surge...
August 12, 2012 - 4:17pm
July 14, 2012
Resorts, campgrounds still welcoming summer reservations
Minnesota's many great resorts and campgrounds just completed a busy Fourth of July week and the Minnesota Resort and Campground Association wants to make sure that people know there are still plenty of openings for the remainder of the summer and into fall. An informal survey of...
July 14, 2012 - 4:10pm
April 3, 2012
New state park reservation system fully phased in
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced today that the phased-in rollout of their state park reservation system is complete. Camping and lodging reservations are once again being accepted up to a year in advance. More than 8,500 reservations have already been...
April 3, 2012 - 3:00pm
October 7, 2011
DNR restricts campfires throughout Minnesota due to high fire danger
With dry conditions persisting throughout much of Minnesota, wildfire agencies have restricted open burning throughout the state. As of midnight Oct. 6, by order of Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Commissioner Tom Landwehr, open burning is only allowed for special...
October 7, 2011 - 12:03pm
June 16, 2011
Summer camps in Minnesota designed for military-connected youth
Spots are filling up for summer camps in Minnesota designed for military-connected youth ages 8-14. "There are still 50 spots available at several different summer camps at little-to-no cost," said Kirsten Fisher, Youth Coordinator with Beyond the Yellow Ribbon. In May 2,400 Minnesota...
June 16, 2011 - 2:18pm
July 2, 2010
Lake Carlos State Park to host workshop on camping basics
Learn to camp or refresh rusty camping skills at Lake Carlos State Park on August 19 during an overnight, "I Can Camp!" workshop. A group of up to six people pays $55 for an entire day of outdoor recreation and quality camping instruction. The workshop includes a wide range of activities...
July 2, 2010 - 12:00am
June 9, 2010
Lots to explore at state park Saturday
Some Douglas County families travel hundreds of miles to go camping. But they can find plenty of outdoor fun in their own backyard - at Lake Carlos State Park. This Saturday is a good time to check it out. Lake Carlos State Park is having an open house on June 12.
June 9, 2010 - 12:00am
April 17, 2010
Give early-season camping a try
SUPERIOR, Wis. -- It was a dark and quiet night. A really quiet night. A little travel trailer and one small tent were the only camping units occupying any of the 62 campsites at Pattison State Park south of Superior on a recent night. The next night was just as lonely. Most people...
April 17, 2010 - 9:00am
May 28, 2008
Camping reservation change made for parks
In response to requests from campers, the Minnesota State Park system will accept camping reservations up to a year in advance, beginning June 2. When Minnesota State Parks first went to a centralized reservation system for camping and lodging, customers were able to book overnight...
May 28, 2008 - 12:00am