Lake Vermilion State Park Open House Set

Photo courtesy MN DNR.

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources will hold an open house this Friday, July 20, to gather public input on development plans for Lake Vermilion State Park.

Read the DNR media release on the event HERE.

DNR staff will be present to answer questions and show development plans for the park, including the Armstrong Bay day-use area, Vermilion Park Drive, campground concepts, and McKinley camper cabins at the adjacent Soudan Underground Mine State Park.

The open house will run from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m at the Tower Civic Center in Tower, MN. The public is invited to participate and provide written comments.

“We are looking forward to sharing plans for Lake Vermilion State Park and hearing feedback from visitors and residents,” Jim Essig, park manager said in the media release. “We have a tremendous opportunity to preserve this special place while offering visitors access to a quality outdoor experience.”

Purchased in 2010 from U.S. Steel, Lake Vermilion State Park is Minnesota’s newest state park. The park offers 3,000 acres of land and nearly 5 miles of shoreline. Bonding dollars approved by the Minnesota Legislature provided funding for the purchase and development of the park.

Find more park information, including the Lake Vermilion State Park master plan and timeline, HERE.

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