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Storm Damage Temporarily Closes State Forest Campground and Trails in Lake and Osceola Counties

Department of Natural Resources forest recreation managers today announced that recent storm damage has caused the temporary closure of the Silver Creek State Forest Campground in Lake County and several trails in Lake and Osceola counties. Silver Creek State Forest Campground is located 5.5 miles north of Luther in Lake…


Kumbrabow State Forest Offers Summer Cabin and Campground Discounts

Visitors to Kumbrabow State Forest in Randolph County are being offered cabin and campground discounts this summer to help defray the high cost of travel, according to Park Supt. Stephanie Bailey. During the summer season, cabins may be rented for a full week (Monday to Monday) or a partial week…


Pickerel Lake State Forest Campground Reopens

The Department of Natural Resources announced today that the necessary well work has been completed at Pickerel Lake State Forest Campground and all campground loops are now open. A portion of this campground had been closed last summer due to well problems. The campground is located in the Pigeon River…


Four State Forest Campgrounds Closed for Well Repairs

The Department of Natural Resources announced today that four state forest campgrounds will not be open for use due to inoperable water wells. The sites impacted are: North Gemini State Forest Campground and South Gemini State Forest Campground in Schoolcraft County; Garey Lake Trail Camp in Benzie County; and Pigeon…


DNR Campsites Scarce For Memorial Day Weekend

Make plans now for later in the summer Those hoping to camp at DNR State Parks and Reservoir properties for Memorial Day weekend may be too late. Excluding scattered opportunities, the no vacancy sign is up all over the state.  The only two places that still have 5-10 spots available…


Memorial Day Weekend Campsites Still Available in S.D. State Parks

PIERRE, S.D. – For campers seeking sites for Memorial Day weekend, opportunities still exist, say Game, Fish and Parks officials. A number of campsites are available for the weekend in state park campgrounds across South Dakota. “Memorial Day weekend is one of the busiest times of the year for camping,…


Camping Season Is Here: Be Bear Aware

PHOENIX – Prime camping season is arriving in the high country, and the Arizona Game and Fish Department reminds people heading to the great outdoors to be “bear aware” and keep a clean campsite. Bear activity is up this time of year, as yearling bears leave their mothers and begin…


New ‘Green’ Campground Toilet/Shower Building Now Open to Campers at Grand Haven State Park

A new “green” campground toilet/shower building is ready for the 2008 camping season at Grand Haven State Park, according to the Department of Natural Resources. The new “green” structure incorporates energy and water efficiencies, renewable energy systems and expanded accessibility through a sustainable and functional design. Some of the “green”…


Mississippi Parks Ranked Among Top 100 Family Campgrounds

Jackson – Five Mississippi State Parks were listed among ReserveAmerica’s Top 100 Family Campgrounds according to the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks. Approximately 4,000 state parks, national parks, and campgrounds were reviewed encompassing all 50 states before the final 100 were selected. In Mississippi, John W. Kyle State…


Packing For Your Camping Trip? Leave the Firewood at Home

MADISON — Memorial Day weekend is coming and as campers get out enjoying the great outdoors, state officials from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources are reminding campers and others that firewood can transport dangerous pests. To help prevent the spread of forest pests, people should avoid moving firewood from…