East Grand Forks, Minn. A unique, full-service state park campground and scenic area, created from a flood-ravaged riverway, will celebrate with a grand opening celebration June 6, according to the DNR.

The 2,200-acre area was created following 1997 flooding. The Red
River State Recreation Area extends about 6.6 miles along the east
side of the Red River and 4.6 miles along the Red Lake River.

Events June 6 include a boat and camper show, dedication
ceremony, a community picnic, and more. All events are free and
open to the public. For camping reservations, contact the state
park reservation service at 1-866-85PARKS or make a reservation
online at www.stayatmnparks.com.

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