The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Division of Parks and Trails is amending the management plan for Frontenac State Park to address land acquired for the park in 2020.
A management plan sets the direction for the state park for the next 15-20 years and includes recommendations for managing natural and cultural resources and providing recreational and interpretative opportunities to park visitors.
The plan amendment describes proposals for the new property that will enhance the current interpretive and recreational offerings at the park. New facilities and use areas including summer and winter hiking trails, scenic overlooks, hike-in campsites, and a combination trailhead and picnic area will provide additional opportunities that complement those already offered at the park. Interpretive developments proposed in the plan amendment include a new interpretive trail and boardwalk. “We are very excited about the new property and the experiences we will be able to provide there for park visitors”, said Jake Gaster, Frontenac State Park Supervisor.
The plan amendment also describes resource management activities planned for the new property including prairie and forest restoration, prescribed burning, and invasive species management.
The plan amendment was available for public review and comment in November and December 2021. An open house was held at the Frontenac Sportsman Club in Lake City on November 30. The public review period closed on December 17. The department is currently reviewing the comments received and preparing the final version of the plan amendment for approval.
Please contact Jade Templin at 651-259-5598 or [email protected].