Public Comments for Vermilion State Park
Posted at: 07/16/2012 2:14 PM
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will hold an open house at the Tower Civic Center on Friday, July 20, from 5 - 7 p.m., to gather public input on the development plans for Lake Vermilion State Park.
DNR staff will be on hand to answer questions and show plans 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 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," said Jim Essig, park manager. "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, Vermilion 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.