DNR shares tips for planning a summer camping trip in state parks, recreation areas

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is gearing up for the summer camping season by offering helpful tips for campers. Ann Pierce, the state parks and trails director, emphasizes the popularity and benefits of camping, such as connecting with nature and spending quality time with loved ones. The department suggests using the ParkFinder tool to choose the right location and book campsites and lodging early, especially for popular parks and holiday weekends. 

The department provides an online summer activity guide, information on park events and programs, and alerts for safety and closures. They also recommend using the Avenza Maps app for navigation. Packing appropriately with essential gear, including health and safety items, is emphasized, along with sharing camping memories with the DNR. For further details, campers can read the full article here.