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Lake Vermilion State Park Campground Might Open in September

Day use areas of Lake Vermilion State Park have been open for a few years.  The DNR is hoping to open the campground in September. Day use areas of Lake Vermilion State Park have been open for a few years. The DNR is hoping to open the campground in September. |  Photo: WDIO-TV, file

STEVE KARNOWSKI, Associated Press
August 18, 2017 02:38 PM

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Officials were hoping last spring to open the much-anticipated campground at the newest gem in Minnesota's state park system in July. Then construction delays got in the way.

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Now they're just holding out hope for a soft opening in time for the fall color season at Lake Vermilion-Soudan Underground Mine State Park.

Scott Kelling, northeast regional manager for parks and trails at the Department of Natural Resources, says they have their sights set on a September opening with a date yet to be confirmed.

The state bought the 3,000-acre site and its picture-postcard views from U.S. Steel for $18 million, saving the land from being developed into expensive vacation homes. Combined with the adjacent Soudan Underground Mine State Park, the park has 4,000 acres and 10 miles of shoreline.


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