The lower part of William O’Brien State Park, located along the St. Croix River in Scandia, Minn., will close next spring for updates to the popular area. It will remain off-limits for a year-and-a-half, with reopening planned in fall 2024. The affected area includes the boat launch, Riverside Trail, Lake Alice, 60 campsites at the Riverway Campground, and the Riverside Group Camp.

“Starting in spring 2023, William O’Brien State Park will be undergoing work to bring additional accessibility and updated amenities to the park,” the Department of Natural Resources recently announced.

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