State Park Land Acquisition
Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund funding will allow for the:
The Department of Natural Resources to acquire over 247 acres of land within the statutory boundaries of the Minnesota State Parks.
• Acquire approximately 13 acres in Crow Wing State Park comprised of three parcels on the Crow Wing River. This acquisition will provide additional shoreline protection and add to the recreational opportunities now offered in this area such as hiking, and access to the river.
• Acquire 160 acres at Scenic State Park with very high quality natural and cultural resource value and adjacent to state park lands on two sides. A Civilian Conservation Corps. (CCC) built cabin is located on the lakeshore and is in good condition.
• Acquire 55 acres at Tettegouche State Park to preserve over 700 feet of the Baptism River gorge and views from nearby Illgen Falls. The state park surrounds this parcel on three sides and may offer additional hiking trail opportunities.
• Acquire a portion of 19 acres at Split Rock Lighthouse State Park which directly overlooks Lake Superior with views of Split Rock Lighthouse. The property is surrounded by state park land and has the Gitchi-Gami State Trail running through it.
This work program may ask for an amendment request to revise the project list. Each State Park has a Master Plan which includes an ecological inventory and assessment. Once acquired, the Department of Natural Resources plans to take the necessary steps to implement restoration management efforts according to the plan.