Minnesota State Park Campground Improvements

2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount:
$600,000
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount:
$100,000
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount:
$200,000
Source: 
Parks & Trails Fund
Status: 
Complete
Start Date: 
July 2009
Counties Affected: 
Statewide
Project Details:
2013 Fiscal Year
Legal Citation / Subdivision: 
M.L. 2011, First Special Session, Ch. 6, Art. 3, Sec. 3(a)(3)
Appropriation Language 
Sec. 3. Department of Natural Resources (a)$14,262,000 the first year and $14,603,000 the second year are for state parks, recreation areas, and trails to: (1)Connect people to the outdoors; (2)Acquire land and create opportunities; (3)Maintain existing holdings; and (4)Improve cooperation by coordinating with partners to implement the 25-year long-range parks and trails legacy plan
Fiscal Year Funding Amount: 
$600,000
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s) 
Improvements are planned for three parks this fiscal year.
Measurable Outcome(s) 
Improvements were made at Rice Lake, Father Hennepin, and Glacial Lakes State Parks.
Project Details:
2012 Fiscal Year
Legal Citation / Subdivision: 
M.L. 2011, First Special Session, Ch. 6, Art. 3, Sec. 3(a)(3)
Appropriation Language 
Sec. 3. Department of Natural Resources (a)$14,262,000 the first year and $14,603,000 the second year are for state parks, recreation areas, and trails to: (1)Connect people to the outdoors; (2)Acquire land and create opportunities; (3)Maintain existing holdings; and (4)Improve cooperation by coordinating with partners to implement the 25-year long-range parks and trails legacy plan
Fiscal Year Funding Amount: 
$100,000
Project Details:
2010 Fiscal Year
Legal Citation / Subdivision: 
M.L. 2009, Ch. 172, Art. 3, Sec. 2(3)
Fiscal Year Funding Amount: 
$200,000
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s) 
The division plans to implement campground improvements at 20 Minnesota State Parks over the biennium.
Measurable Outcome(s) 
The division was able to exceed our goals and improve campground services at all of the following State Parks: Itasca, McCarthy Beach, Bear Head Lake, Tettegouche, Savannah Portage, Jay Cooke, Scenic, and Crow Wing, Frontenac, Lake Louise, Whitewater and Father Hennepin, Big Stone Lake, Blue Mounds, Camden, Lake Shetek, Minneopa, Monson Lake, Rice Lake, Sakatah Lake, Myre Big Island, Nerstrand-Big Woods, Sibley, Split Rock Creek, and Upper Sioux Agency

Project Overview

This program area provides for minor campground improvements and adjustments across the system of State Parks and State Recreation Areas; includes opportunities for replacement of fire rings, parking spur leveling, erosion control at campsites, vegetation management, and improved signing. This program report will now be part of "Renewal and Rehabilitation of State Parks and State Recreation Areas"

About the Issue

The division utilizes existing staffing to complete these projects; completing necessary resource assessments prior to initiating work and scheduling projects to minimize disruption to visitors has caused some delays; all projects should be completed.

Project Manager

Deb
Boyd
MNDNR Division of Parks and Trails
500 Lafayette Rd
St Paul
55155
651-259-5595