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Flooding closes Fort Ridgley State Park

 ST. PAUL —  Effective immediately, the campgrounds, horse camp and trails at Fort Ridgely State Park near Fairfax have been closed due to flooding, according to the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.

 Joanne Svendsen, assistant park manager, said once flood waters recede, park staff will evaluate the impact of flooding.

“We hope the campgrounds and horse camp are not closed for long, but much will depend on the weather and condition of the grounds,” Svendsen said.

Campers with reservations at the park through June 25 have been contacted and given refunds.  Additional campers will be notified if the park is closed beyond that date.

The Fort Ridgely golf course, chalet and historic site remain open.

Updates and more information on the park can be found at www.mndnr.gov/state_parks/fort_ridgely.

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