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The Sleepy Eye Herald Dispatch - Sleepy Eye, MN
  • Deadline nears for seasonal and monthly camping reservations at Minnesota state parks

  • The deadline is approaching to reserve a campsite for seasonal or monthly camping at Minnesota state parks.
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  • The deadline is approaching to reserve a campsite for seasonal or monthly camping at Minnesota state parks. Reservations are due Friday, April 5, according to the Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
     
    At a limited number of state park campsites, visitors can stay for a whole month or a full season (May 3 – Sept. 1 at most parks, May 24 – Sept. 1 at Kilen Woods State Park).
     
    If demand exceeds availability at a particular park, a lottery will be conducted Monday, April 8, and the park will notify applicants whether or not they were selected. If sites are available after this date, they will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. No preference will be given to monthly or seasonal campers from prior years.
     
    For monthly campsite reservations, the entire monthly fee is due Friday, April 19. For seasonal campsite reservations, a one-month down payment is due April 19, and the remainder of the seasonal fee is due when visitors arrive to check-in. If a lottery is not necessary and sites are available after April 8, the monthly fee must be paid at the time of reservation to hold the site.
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