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Campground at Whitewater State Park gets a $3.98M upgrade

Construction is underway on a new energy efficient building housing showers and restrooms as part of improvements at Whitewater State Park, located between Rochester and Winona. The $3.98 million project is being paid for by the constitutionally dedicated Legacy Fund, and state bonds. Photo: Minnesota DNR. Construction is underway on a new energy efficient building housing showers and restrooms as part of improvements at Whitewater State Park, located between Rochester and Winona. The $3.98 million project is being paid for by the constitutionally dedicated Legacy Fund, and state bonds.

KAAL-TV
Created: August 03, 2020 01:24 PM

(ABC 6 News) - Whitewater State Park, located between Rochester and Winona, is getting an upgrade this summer. The goal: enhance campers’ experiences while eliminating the hazards associated with flash flooding on the Whitewater River

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The Cedar Hill Campground is seeing upgrades for accessibility for campers, a new septic system, new paved roads, and new amenities. 

The $3.98 million Cedar Hill campground upgrade is being paid for by the constitutionally dedicated Legacy Fund (55%), and state asset preservation bonds (45%).

Work began in April on the park’s Cedar Hill Campground. When the project is completed by the end of this year, the campground will feature:

  • A new accessible shower building with a solar thermal hot water system, LED lights, and low flow fixtures to reduce energy and water demands.
  • Four new accessible vault toilets.
  • Additional accessible campsites and longer parking spurs at campsites to accommodate the larger recreational vehicles.
  • Upgraded electrical service at campsites in the Upper Cedar loops.
  • Improved drainage and stormwater management.
  • Tree and shrub plantings to provide more screening and shade.
  • A new campground septic system.
  • New paved roads, designed with better traffic flow to minimize camper disturbance.

To learn more about camping and other recreational opportunities in Minnesota, visit the DNR website


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