Minnesota State Park Campground Improvements

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2013 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$600,000
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$100,000
2010 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$200,000
Fund Source
Parks & Trails Fund
Status
Completed
Start Date
July 2009
Counties Affected
Statewide
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)$14262000 the first year and $14603000 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

2013 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.

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)$14262000 the first year and $14603000 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

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$100,000
Legal Citation / Subdivision
M.L. 2009 Ch. 172 Art. 3 Sec. 2(3)
2010 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
First Name
Deb
Last Name
Boyd
Organization Name
MNDNR Division of Parks and Trails
Street Address
500 Lafayette Rd
City
St Paul
State
MN
Zip Code
55155
Phone
(651) 259-5595
Email
deb.boyd@state.mn.us