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MINNESOTA STATE PARKS

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Get out and explore the day after Thanksgiving.
It took eight years, largely delayed by COVID, but Diane and David Thoelke stopped at every state park.
Visitors are asked to wear blaze orange and follow rules during special hunts.
A second community discussion hosted on changing the name of Sibley State Park in west central Minnesota brought together three dozen people with differing views on the proposal.
A New London woman and former park naturalist has opened a conversation and launched a petition on changing the name of Sibley State Park due to Henry Hastings Sibley's treatment of the Dakota
Located not far from the more popular parks along Lake Superior, George H. Crosby Manitou State Park is home to wilderness, challenging terrain and real solitude on the wooded trails that reach cascades and waterfalls along the Manitou River.

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At 500 square miles, Minnesota is home to the largest peat bog in the lower 48 states, and a mile-long boardwalk at Big Bog State Recreation Area allows visitors to explore this unique and vital ecosystem.
It's a far cry and a long plane ride from California, but at Tettegouche State Park, visitors to the North Shore can find both the water and as close as we get to the mountains in Minnesota.
New in 2022, campers have another option on the North Shore with the opening of Shipwreck Creek Campground inside Split Rock Lighthouse State Park. The new facility had been discussed since 1980, but finally opened this year and is all but fully booked for the entire summer.

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