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U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
St. Paul District
Public Affairs Office
332 Minnesota St., Suite E1500
St. Paul, MN 55101

Phone: (651) 290-5807
Fax: (651) 290-5752 


Corps of Engineers modifying operations at recreation areas due to COVID-19

Published March 23, 2020

NOTE: Closures are through May 18. Please contact the local office for the availability of services.

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District has closed all visitor centers, beaches and project offices to the public to protect against the further spread of COVID-19.

Most day use areas, boat ramps and trails will remain open and available. Contact the local office for availability.

Unopened Corps campgrounds within the St. Paul District will have an indefinite delay in their previously advertised seasonal openings. Individuals with paid camping reservations will be contacted by email and full refunds will automatically be processed by with no cancellation fees. Individuals should not contact to request a refund as that will lead to a cancellation fee being charged.

This closure also cancels Corps-sponsored events, interpretive programs, dam tours and site visits scheduled through May 18 (was previously May 11).

The St. Paul District regrets any inconvenience caused by these closures. The safety and health of our visitors and employees is our top priority.

For up-to-date information on modifications, closures or other restrictions related to St. Paul District areas visit: or

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