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Minnesota State Parks and Trails Geocaching Program

The Geocaching Wildlife Safari, a high-tech treasure hunt, is nearing the end of its three-year run as one of the more popular programs of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Parks and Trails Division. Since the program began, interpretive naturalists at Minnesota state parks have offered 325 Geocaching 101…


Belle Plaine couple is first to finish Minnesota State Parks’ Geocaching Wildlife Safari

A couple from Belle Plaine, Minn., have become the first ones to complete the Geocaching Wildlife Safari by finding a hidden geocache at each of Minnesota’s 72 state parks and recreation areas. Jason and Sarah Geisel completed this year’s event last weekend when they found their final cache at Zippel…


Michigan Department of Natural Resources Invites the Public to Celebrate 90 Years of State Parks on June 20

The Department of Natural Resources is planning an official 90th anniversary celebration for Michigan state parks on Saturday, June 20, with activities at more than 70 state parks and recreation areas being planned, including an official, simultaneous cake-cutting ceremony at 4 p.m. “All of the parks have been working very…


IDNR Accepting Campsite Reservations for the 2009 Camping Season

Campers can make reservations by phone, mail, or in person SPRINGFIELD – Reservations for the 2009 camping season at Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) campsites, cabins, group campsites and picnic shelters can be made by mail beginning January 2nd and in person or over the phone beginning February 1st,…


Strategic Plan Will Guide Management of Wisconsin State Parks Over Next Five Years

MADISON – A recently completed strategic plan will guide management of the Wisconsin State Parks System over the next five years. It emphasizes park services and amenities that park users and stakeholders told Department of Natural Resources officials they would like to see improved or offered at state parks. Park…


State Recreation Areas Offer Summer Nature Camps for Kids of South Dakota

PIERRE, S.D. – Angostura and Rocky Point Recreation Areas are hosting nature day camps for kids ages 7-12 on Aug. 20 and 21, respectively. The camps are great opportunities for kids to explore the surrounding recreation areas and focus on the outdoors. The camps run from 9:30 a.m. to noon….


Make Reservations to Camp Labor Day Weekend in S.D. State Parks

PIERRE, S.D.  – Campers making plans for Labor Day weekend can begin reserving campsites in South Dakota state parks on May 31 for arrival on Friday, August 29. For reservations, call (800) 710-2267 or go online to www.CampSD.com. “Holiday weekends at South Dakota State Parks are busy and campgrounds fill…


Michigan State Parks and Recreation Areas Offering Free Camper Storage to Save on Fuel

The Department of Natural Resources today announced a new program this camping season that will offer campers the opportunity to save on fuel costs by temporarily storing their camping trailer or recreational vehicle at specified state parks or recreation areas in-between their camping stays. Storage of the camping units will…


Tips for Turkey Hunters on Good Landowner Relations

CONCORD, N.H. – Hunters getting out for New Hampshire’s spring turkey season (May 3-31) can do a lot to help promote positive landowner relations, according to Charles Miner, Landowner Relations Coordinator for the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department.  “Practicing good landowner relations is the key to maintaining access for…