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Recreational uses:


Priority areas for development of governmental recreational facilities are listed below. If these parcels are not available for use similar parcels may be used.

Location Facility Present Ownership
T 111 N-R 20 W, Section 1 in Sechler Park Campsite, rest area Northfield
T 111 N-R 20 W, Section 1, NW 1/4, on either side of Northfield Mill Dam Portage Northfield, private
T 112 N-R 19 W, Section 31 E 1/2 of the NW 1/4 Access Carlton College
T 112 N-R 18 W, Section 7 S 1/2 of the SE 1/4, north of river Campsite, rest area Dakota County
T 112 N-R 18 W, Section 8 north of river Access Private
T 112 N-R 18 W, Sections 13 & 14 south of river Portage Goodhue County
T 112 N-R 17 W, Section 2 NE 1/4 of the NE 1/4 of the SE 1/4 Rest area Private
T 113 N-R 16 W, Section 35 SW 1/4 of the NE 1/4, near Belle Creek Rest area DNR
T 113 N-R 15 W, Section 19 south of river Access Private
T 113 N-R 15 W, Section 22 E 1/2 of the NW 1/4 of the NW 1/4 Rest area DNR


Because sufficient public land exists between Faribault and Northfield, all public recreational facilities in this area shall be located on existing public land.


The development of public or private facilities within the land use district shall conform to the site typicals in these rules. In addition, when establishing rest areas, sufficient land shall be acquired to provide a 300-foot buffer zone between the activity area and adjacent property.


DNR rest areas shall not be established closer than four miles to existing DNR rest areas and shall be inaccessible by road.


To establish the Cannon River as a day use river the DNR shall establish no overnight camping areas along the river.


All public and private camping areas established along the river shall be subject to all rules of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, the Minnesota Department of Health, and all local zoning ordinances.


If a recreational site is found in violation of Department of Public Health rules more than three times in one season, the site shall be closed.


No special DNR facilities solely for the use of motorboats shall be provided.


The DNR shall not develop or provide for trails within the land use district. This shall not include local trails or state-funded grant-in-aid trails.


Snowmobile use on lands in the land use district shall be allowed on private lands, only with the permission of the appropriate landowner(s); on public lands where the managing agency has designated areas for such use.

Statutory Authority:

MS s 104.35

Published Electronically:

June 11, 2008