Wednesday, July 18, 2007

New State park Proposed in Minnesota!


Huh,
How often do you hear that a new chunk of land was bought by the state and then turned into a park instead of building condos on it? Almost never. So you can imagine my surprise at reading this......

"St. Paul, Minn. — The 2,500 acres is adjacent to the Soudan Underground Mine State Park in northeastern Minnesota. If the state acquires the land, the two parks would provide more than 10 miles of recreational shoreline, and 3,700 acres adjacent to Lake Vermilion.

Lake Vermilion is a 40-mile long lake that is considered one of the premier fishing areas in the state. It also overlaps with the Boundary Water Canoe Area and the Superior National Forest."

The rest of the story is at http://minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/2007/07/17/newstatepark/

1 comment:

greg said...

Pretty cool news indeed. Sure beats seeing the land developed. I saw somewhere that the park might have "BWCA-like" campsites that are only accessible via water, etc. Sounds kind of cool and could be a good way for a few more people to learn the value of wilderness in this state.

On the other hand, I also heard that park planning might have to include ATV trails...