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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.