Recovery Efforts Making Steady Progress

Whitewater State Park manager Garry Barvels reports that the recovery efforts at Whitewater State Park are making steady progress in a news release from the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.  The park sustained over $4 million in damages during a flash flood last August.  A Grand Reopening Celebration is set for June 7, but parts of the park will begin reopening March 1.

There are two crucial reopening dates for my spring wild turkey hunt: 

  • April 1, when a limited number of the parks trails and streams will open for the catch and release trout fishing season.
  • April 11, when the Upper and Lower Cedar Hills Campgrounds will reopen.

Looks like there will be camping and trout fishing mixed in with our spring turkey hunt this year after all, and according to their upcoming events we can even do a little maple syruping.  This park is truly one of my favorite places in the state.  My reservations are made and I am excited to see the results of all the hard work by the recovery team and I applaud their efforts.

Our local Headwaters Gobblers Chapter of the National Wild Turkey Federationwill be holding their fundraiser banquet this Thursday, February 28th, at 5:30 PM at the Eagles Club in Bemidji, MN.  Get out and have some fun and support the gobblers!

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