La Salle SRA Campground storm damage
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has temporarily closed La Salle Lake Recreation Area and visitors are being evacuated. The DNR is also asking that visitors postpone day visits to Itasca State Park while crew's work to remove downed trees after last night's storms.
High winds toppled many trees and blocked roads in both locations. There was some damage to cabins, cars and camping equipment, but no injuries have been reported. Crews are still assessing the impact of the storms on state trails and state forests in the area.
Reservations have been canceled and full refunds have been issued at La Salle Lake SRA through July 11. The park will remain closed until further notice.
Itasca State Park expects to be able to honor all existing camping and lodging reservations.
For more on what's open and conditions go to mndnr.gov or call 651-296-6157 or toll free 888-646-6367.
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