The Minnesota DNR wants you to get out and enjoy one of our State Parks this winter. On January First, the DNR is joining in a nationwide effort called "First Day" where you are encouraged to get outside and enjoy one of our parks with your family and friends.
Camping is probably not on your mind today (Friday) as we prepare for Christmas. However, the DNR reminds you that you only have through Monday night to reserve your camping site at a State Park, our you'll have to wait until March.
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reports a record day after the state park reservation system reopened following the state's government shutdown. More than 4,100 camping and lodging reservations were made Tuesday, the first day the reservation system was open after the shutdown.
Minnesota state parks resume taking reservations for campsites and cabins at 8 a.m. Tuesday following the state government shutdown. Due to the expected call volume, the Department of Natural Resources recommends going online at www.stayatmnparks.com. Reservations also can be made by phone at 866-85…