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Corps temporarily closing Gull Lake recreation areas

Published June 11, 2014

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, is closing its recreation areas at Gull Lake Recreation Area, Brainerd, Minn., June 16-19 to reseal the roads.

Visitors with existing reservations may experience minor impacts. 

Gull Lake Dam controls the runoff from 287 square miles of drainage area and the 10 lakes of the Gull Lake chain. The dam raised the lake level approximately five feet. The area around Gull Lake Dam was inhabited several times since 800 B.C. and is the site of several Aboriginal burial mounds. 

For specific questions regarding the temporary closure, contact the Gull Lake office at 218-829-3334. 

The nearly 650 U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, employees working at more than 40 sites in five upper-Midwest states serve the American public in the areas of environmental enhancement, navigation, flood damage reduction, water and wetlands regulation, recreation sites and disaster response. Through the Corps’ Fiscal Year 2011 $175 million budget, nearly 2,800 non-Corps jobs were added to the regional economy as well as $271 million to the national economy. For more information, see www.mvp.usace.army.mil

 

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