Recreation Areas

Recreation Areas

As part of its mission to conserve and protect natural resources, the Upper Big Blue NRD has been involved in several large-scale dam and reservoir projects since 1983. These multi-purpose projects are designed for flood and erosion control, groundwater recharge, and used in progressive groundwater research. The additional benefit of these projects is the opportunity for outdoor recreation. The NRD has developed five sites where anyone can enjoy free activities, such as fishing, boating, hiking, as well as winter sports such as skiing, sledding, tobogganing, snowshoeing, snowmobile riding, and ice skating. These sites also provide habitat for wildlife. Camping is available at some sites.

Camping

Be advised that the 2021 camping season will conclude at 4 p.m., October 31 at all district managed campgrounds. Our campgrounds will reopen for use in April 2022. The rest of the rec area facilities are still open to use for other fall/winter activities, though some restrooms will be closed for the winter as well.