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 7:51 PM CST

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