Monthly Archives: May 2012

Split Rock Lighthouse State Park

Name: Split Rock Lighthouse State Park Year it became a State Park: 1945 Section of Minnesota: North Shore – Arrowhead Nearby Town: Beaver Bay Positives: It’s on Lake Superior! The biggest lake in the world! It has the world famous … Continue reading

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Nerstrand-Big Woods State Park

Name:Nerstrand – Big Woods State Park Year it became a State Park: 1945 Section of Minnesota: Central Nearby Town: Faribault Positives: Not too far from the cities. Powerful natural beauty. The Negatives: Nothing comes to mind. General Comments: This is … Continue reading

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To The Star Tribune: I Respectfully Disagree

Last week the Star Tribune published its “Best Of Minnesota” magazine and in it they claim that the best state park in Minnesota is Whitewater State Park. They cite “miles of cool rivers, steep bluffs and deep valleys, drumming grouse … Continue reading

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Myre Big Island

Name: Myre Big Island State Park Year it became a State Park: 1947 Section of Minnesota: South Central Nearby Town: Albert Lea Positives: You can drive onto an island – and camp there. It has a nice picnic area The … Continue reading

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