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                            CHAPTER 215-H.F.No. 479 
                  An act relating to parks and recreation; additions to 
                  and deletions from state parks; establishing a new 
                  state park and deleting two state waysides; amending 
                  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 85.054, by adding a 
                  subdivision; repealing Minnesota Statutes 1994, 
                  section 85.013, subdivisions 13 and 20. 
        BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MINNESOTA: 
           Section 1.  [ADDITIONS TO, DELETIONS FROM, AND DESIGNATION 
        OF NEW STATE PARKS.] 
           Subdivision 1.  [85.012] [Subd. 19.] [FORESTVILLE STATE 
        PARK, FILLMORE COUNTY.] (a) The following areas are added to 
        Forestville state park:  
           The Northwest Quarter; the West Half of the Southwest 
        Quarter; and the Northeast Quarter of the Southwest Quarter 
        EXCEPT the Southwest Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of the 
        Southwest Quarter, Section 25, Township 102 North, Range 12 
        West; and 
           That part of the Northeast Quarter of Section 7, Township 
        102 North, Range 11 West, lying south of the Root River and west 
        of an unnamed stream which traverses the east line of the 
        Southeast Quarter of said Section 7 and intersects the south 
        line of said Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter of said 
        Section 7 and meanders in a northerly direction through the 
        easterly half of said Northeast Quarter of the Northeast Quarter 
        of said Section 7 to its confluence with the Root River, 
        Fillmore county, Minnesota. 
           These areas are presently administered by the commissioner 
        of natural resources as a part of the Dorer memorial state 
        forest.  Notwithstanding Minnesota Statutes, section 97A.085, 
        these areas are not game refuges and the commissioner may not 
        establish any special seasons or other restrictions on hunting 
        in the areas based on their status as part of a state park.  
        Within these areas, the following described land must be managed 
        primarily for public trout fishing and trout fishing management 
        by fisheries managers of the division of fish and wildlife:  In 
        that portion of Section 25, Township 102 North, Range 12 West, 
        added to the park by this subdivision, a strip of land 264 feet 
        in width lying 132 feet on each side of the center line of the 
        stream located on, and flowing through, the land.  The fisheries 
        management activities that may be engaged in include, but are 
        not limited to, fisheries habitat improvement, both instream and 
        on adjacent land, together with necessary access to the stream 
        and adjacent land. 
           (b) The following area is deleted from Forestville state 
        park:  That part of the Southeast quarter of Section 7, Township 
        102 North, Range 11 West, Fillmore county, lying east of a line 
        33 feet east of the ordinary high water mark of an unnamed 
        tributary of the south branch of the Root River, containing 
        approximately 5.5 acres, more or less.  The commissioner may 
        sell this tract to the adjacent landowner at the appraised price.
           Subd. 2.  [85.012] [Subd. 25.] [GOOSEBERRY FALLS STATE 
        PARK, LAKE COUNTY.] The following area is added to Gooseberry 
        Falls state park:  Government Lot 3, Section 23, Township 54 
        North, Range 9 West, Lake county, Minnesota. 
           Subd. 3.  [85.012] [Subd. 30a.] [JOHN A. LATSCH STATE 
        PARK.] John A. Latsch state park, Winona county, which is hereby 
        renamed from John A. Latsch state wayside.  
           Subd. 4.  [85.012] [Subd. 60.] [WILLIAM O'BRIEN STATE PARK, 
        WASHINGTON COUNTY.] The following area is added to William 
        O'Brien state park:  The Northeast quarter of the Northeast 
        Quarter, the West Half of the Northeast Quarter, and that part 
        of the Northwest Quarter of the Southeast Quarter lying westerly 
        of the Soo Line Railroad right-of-way, in Section 1, Township 31 
        North, Range 20 West, Washington county, Minnesota.  
           Sec. 2.  Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 85.054, is 
        amended by adding a subdivision to read: 
           Subd. 5.  [GOOSEBERRY FALLS STATE PARK.] A state park 
        permit is not required and a fee must not be charged for motor 
        vehicle entry or parking at the Class I highway rest area 
        parking lot located adjacent to U.S. Route No. 61 and the 
        Gooseberry River at Gooseberry Falls state park.  
           Sec. 3.  [REPEALER.] 
           Minnesota Statutes 1994, section 85.013, subdivisions 13 
        and 20, are repealed. 
           Presented to the governor May 22, 1995 
           Signed by the governor May 24, 1995, 10:14 a.m.