Minnesota Parks Re-Opening

Friday, July 22nd, 2011 at 9:58 am

During the recent Minnesota shutdown, people were not allowed to use the state parks. In the wake of Gov. Dayton’s signature on a budget, would-be park goers are out and about.

As of this morning, 50 state parks are either open, or partially open following the end to the government shutdown. More parks are expected to reopen throughout the day.

According to the Department of Natural Resources, if you have an existing camp reservation in a park that is being reopened, it will be honored. However, you won’t be able to make any new reservations until next week.

The state lost an estimated $850,000 per week in camping fee revenues during the shutdown.

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