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Guidance for Brown County Parks during the COVID-19 Outbreak

In response to Governor Walz’s Stay Safe Minnesota Order, the Brown County Parks Department has made changes in regards to park services:

  • Lake Hanska, Lost Dog and Fox, Mound Creek, and Treml County Parks are currently open
  • Lake Hanska campsites and camping grounds will be open effective 6-1-2020.
  • The shower house at Lake Hanska Campground will be closed for the time being, all recreational camping vehicles will be required to be self-containing (Water & Sewage).
  • Potable water and a sewage dump station is available at the campground. Picnic shelters are able to be reserved effective 6-1-2020.

Unless noticed, parks will remain open for hiking, fishing, and other leisure activities, but the Parks Department advises caution during the COVID-19 outbreak. The Brown County Parks Department is committed to the health, safety and welfare of the public along with providing the community with the services they need during this difficult time. In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, Brown County is following CDC, MDH, and local Public Health guidance for recommendations aimed at reducing the spread of infectious disease, such as hand hygiene, hand washing and sanitizing, covering the nose and mouth with tissue or flexed elbow when coughing or sneezing, social distancing, and staying home when sick. The COVID-19 outbreak presents challenges to all of us as we work to build a safe community. Working together, we can keep moving forward while doing our best to reduce risks of the spread of the disease.build a safe community.  Working together, we can keep moving forward while doing our best to reduce risks of the spread of the disease.


Lost Dog Park Treml Park Lake Hanska Park

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Day Use: Apr 15 - Oct 15


The Brown County Park System includes a year-round park with campground and three seasonal, day-use parks. There are also four county maintained canoe access sites to the Cottonwood River and Flandreau State Park that resides within the county also.

The Brown County Park Commission is the advisory group that oversees the county park system and makes recommendations to the Board of Commissioners on park issues related to planning and development.

 

Contact County Parks

For Picnic Shelter Reservations:

Call: (507) 233-6640

For Camping Reservations at Lake Hanska County Park:

(507) 439-6411

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Office Hours: 8am to 4:30pm (most offices)

Main Office Phone: 507-233-6600

Courthouse Address:
14 S State St
New Ulm, MN 56073

Individual Office Hours may vary.

 

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