High water alert causes campsites to close (Voyageurs National Park)

By KBJR News 1

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High water alert causes campsites to close (Voyageurs National Park)

June 16, 2014 Updated Jun 16, 2014 at 8:51 PM CDT

International Falls, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Due to the severe weather conditions, Voyageurs National Park is closing a handful of its campsites. All of the park's docks are submerged in water and are very slippery.

Here is a list of the 24 campsites that have been closed due to dangerous conditions such as floating debris and rock hazards:
–Backcountry (all campsites, all day use canoes)
–Frontcountry Kabetogma Lake (Bald Rock – K1 and Peterson Point – K25)
–Namakan Lake (Day Marker 23 – N5 and Voyageurs Narrows – N41)
–Sand Point Lake (Browns Bay View – S3, King Pin – S10 and Burnt Island – S4)
–Rainy Lake (Lyle Mine Island – R93, Dryweed Island – R11, Loon Bay – R63, Saginaw Bay – R22, Kempton Entrance East – R91, Sunrise Point – R26, Rainy Lake Group Campsite – R74, Kawawia Island – R16 and Virgin Island South – R27.

All other sites not mentioned above remain open. If you plan to visit Voyageurs National Park, rangers ask that you use caution because of the high water levels.

Ramona Marozas
Rmarozas@kbjr.com