BEAVER BAY, Minn. (AP) -- One of Minnesota's more popular state parks is getting a new campground.
Work continues this year on a project to add Split Rock's first drive-in camping option.
The Shipwreck Creek campground is tentatively planned to open in the fall, with 46 sites with electric service and a modern shower and bathroom facility.
The park near Beaver Bay currently has only walk-in and cart-in campsites. Park manager Katie Foshay tells Minnesota Public Radio News that lots of people are looking for the drive-in sites.
The project also includes a parking lot for hikers and mountain bikers, to access both the Gitchi-Gami State Trail and a network of new mountain bike trails being constructed by Lake County adjacent to the park.