Frontenac State Park - Management Plan Amendment

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.

Review the draft management plan amendment

Open house

An open house will take place for anyone interested in learning more about the plan amendment and the resource management, interpretive service, and development proposals for the new property. The open house will be held at the Frontenac Sportsman Club. The schedule for the open house is as follows:

  • Frontenac Sportsman Club: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm, Tuesday November 30
    30301 Territorial Rd. Lake City, MN 55041

How to comment on the plan amendment

Comments on the plan amendment can be submitted in person at the open house, emailed to [email protected], or mailed to:

Frontenac State Park Plan Amendment comments
c/o Jade Templin
Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
500 Lafayette Road, Box 4039
St. Paul, MN 55155-4039



Please contact Jade Templin at 651-259-5598 or [email protected].