This project is included in Parks & Trails Council’s 2019 Legislative Agenda.
2019 Legislative Summary
2019 Amount Requested
2019 Amount Funded
2019 Funding Source Sought
General Obligation Bonds
2019 Bills Introduced
Final Language in Law
Final language will be added here if passed.
Proposed Project Overview
Continue to develop Minnesota’s newest state park. This development includes the construction of the Lodge Visitor Center, Murray Campground, a solar plant to provide renewable energy for the park, a trailhead for a hiking trail to Jasper Peak, and associated roads and parking.
In 2008, Lake Vermilion was established as Minnesota’s newest state park, protecting the highly scenic land around 5 miles of Lake Vermilion shoreline. The park abuts Soudan Underground Mine State Park, which provides a unique cultural experience of touring a former mine site, and was officially joined with this park as one unit a few years ago. This project would solidify this park as a premiere destination and landmark for the next generation of Minnesotans.