Camden State Park Instructor's Cabin Removal Project

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources (DNR), as the Responsible Governmental Unit for environmental review of the Camden State Park Instructor's Cabin Removal Project in Lyon County, Minnesota, has issued the attached Record of Decision regarding the Need for an Environmental Impact Statement for the project. The project's Environmental Assessment Worksheet (EAW) notice was published in the December 21, 2015 issue of the EQB Monitor (Vol. 39, No. 26, pg. 3-4).

The DNR has concluded that an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is not required because the project does not have the potential for significant environmental effects. The justification for this determination is contained in the Record of Decision. The Record of Decision also contains the Department's responses to all substantive written comments received on the Environmental Assessment Worksheet during the 30-day review and comment period.

Issuing this Record of Decision concludes the State environmental review process for this project according to the Minnesota Environmental Quality Board rules, Minnesota Rules, part 4410.1000 to 4410.1700. This project can proceed to permitting and approvals.

For additional information, or copies of the Record of Decision, please call 651-259-5157.

Environmental Assessment Worksheet

A 30-day public review and comment period will begin on December 21, 2015 with the publication of the notice of availability of this EAW in the EQB Monitor. The DNR invites public comments on the EAW during the public review period from December 21, 2015 to January 20, 2016 at 4:30 p.m.

The proposed project:

The DNR is planning the demolition of a former swimming Instructor's Cabin at Camden State Park. The Instructor's Cabin is listed in the National Register of Historic Places as a contributing building to the Camden State Park CCC/WPA/Rustic Style Historic District. The building has been vacant since 1997, and sustained damage in two separate storm events in 2009 and 2011.

Send comments:

Written and signed comments on the EAW must be received by Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 4:30 p.m.

By mail:

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
Division of Ecological and Water Resources
Attn: Ronald Wieland, EAW Project Manager
500 Lafayette Road
St. Paul, MN 55155-4025


Send to [email protected] with "Camden EAW" in the subject line. Include your name and mailing address.

By fax:

Submit signed comment letters by fax to 651-296-1811.


Please call 651-259-5157.


A copy of the EAW is available for public review at:

  • DNR Library, 500 Lafayette Road, St Paul, MN 55155-4025
  • DNR Southern Region, 21371 State Highway 15 South, New Ulm, MN 56073
  • Camden State Park, 1897 Camden Park Road, Lynd, MN 56157
  • Central Library, Government Documents, 2nd Floor, 300 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, MN 55401
  • Marshall-Lyon County Library, 201 C Street, Marshall, MN 56258

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