Parks hosting full house this summer

L’ANSE TWP. PARK–has been very busy since opening. “The phone is non-stop,” said Steve Foucault. “90 percent are not local–more than usual.” This Monday KBIC Head Start booked the pavilion for a belated graduation and family fun party, above. Kids, teachers and families enjoyed a picnic, activities and a chance to reunite outside.

by Nancy Besonen

Business is booming at the Baraga State Park this summer. “I’ve worked here (Baraga State Park) for 20 years, and this is one of the busiest I can remember,” said WOC Unit Supervisor Kelly Somero. “We’re full all the time.” The park opened June 22, 2020. It typically opens at the end of April or beginning of June, Somero said, but the camping season was delayed by restrictions to stop the spread of coronavirus. The Baraga State Park usually closes up shop at the end of October. Based on the steady stream of traffic since the season finally started, the camping public would appear to be making up for lost time. To read more, subscribe to the L’Anse Sentinel online, or buy a print copy at our local retailers.