The Parks and Trails Council of Minnesota is planning a full scale push for funding for the newly-established Lake Vermilion State Park during the 2014 session.

The park will allow public access via the state park system on one of Minnesota's largest and busiest lakes.

Specifically, the bonding requests hopes to accomplish the following:

For ongoing development of Lake Vermilion State Park, including the Cable Bay Campground (road, water access site, 26 campsites, 3 group camps; 2 sanitation buildings, 3 picnic shelters, 1 fish house, RV dump station; Wi-Fi), remote backpack and boat-in campsites, camper cabins, a welcome plaza, Stuntz Bay picnic area and boat launch, Cable Bay family adventure area, road connecting Soudan Underground Mine and Lake Vermilion state parks, and Lake Lodge road. Construction priorities may change due to challenges encountered on-site and may require that some substitutions be made.

For more details on this funding request and the upcoming legislative session, click here.