This year’s unusually early spring is a boon for outdoor enthusiasts. Even though it’s still (barely) March, it’s definitely not too soon to make plans to visit one of Minnesota’s state parks this summer. Note: The DNR recently overhauled its online reservation system, and as of today you can book online through July 21. Full details about the new reservation system and scheduling rollout can be found here.
If you’re a camping enthusiast, you are probably already aware of the multitude of camping opportunities the parks offer, but did you know there are other types of lodging available as well?
At Upper Sioux Agency State Park outside of Granite Falls, you have the option of bypassing your tent for a tipi instead. There are two available for reservation in the Yellow Medicine River Campground, each with its own fire ring, picnic table, and parking spur. Note: neither fires nor pets are allowed inside the tipi.