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Now you can camp at McCarthy Beach this Spring!

by Craig Holgate

Because of a construction delay at McCarthy Beach State Park, you now will be able to camp there this spring. But not later in the summer. 

They will start taking camping reservations as of 9 O'clock this morning for the upcoming spring season including the always popular Memorial day weekend. The campground will close around mid-August for the building of a new shower house. The no camping is likely to last into the fall, however the park will be open for day use. 

Camping or lodging reservations can be made up to a year in advance by visiting www.mndnr.gov/reservations or by calling toll-free,866-857-2757, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. 

A couple of winter notes: Winter camping is no longer allowed in the park, and McCarthy Beach is a designated weekend skiing destination, which means trails may not be groomed immediately after a snowfall but will be ready for the following weekend whenever possible.  

Here is the complete DNR news release  if you want more information.