The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will hold an open house Wednesday, Nov. 6 from 5 to 7 p.m. to present current construction progress and future development plans for Lake Vermilion State Park.
The meeting will be in the multipurpose room at the Tower School, 415 N. Second St., Tower.
DNR staff will provide an update and answer questions. The public is invited to drop in any time during the open house.
“This will be a good opportunity for the public to hear about what’s been completed so far, what we have planned for 2014 and how we might mitigate some of the construction setbacks we’ve experienced along the way,” said Jim Essig, park manager.
This year, construction has included the completion of the day-use area and roughing in the park road to the future campground. The next construction phase will include paving the park road, establishing a water supply and campground development.
Purchased in 2010 from U.S. Steel, Lake Vermilion State Park is Minnesota’s newest state park. It features 3,000 acres of land and nearly five miles of shoreline. The Minnesota Legislature approved bonding money to pay for the purchase and development of the park.
For more information, including master plan and timeline, visit www.mndnr.gov/stateparks.