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Trails at Lake Kegonsa State Park remain open during COVID-19 pandemic.

The trails at Lake Kegonsa State Park remain open to the public in the wake of COVID-19, and registration fees there, and all state parks, are voluntary as of March 19.

A news release states campsites are closed until April 30. Al campers who previously registered will be refunded.

State park offices, visitor centers and non-essential buildings will remain closed for the duration of the public health emergency, according to the news release, and the ban of 10 or more people in a gathering will be enforced.

“We recognize that spending time outdoors benefits both physical and mental health,” DNR Secretary Preston D. Cole said in a news release. “Getting outdoors can also help relieve stress, especially during this public health emergency. A quiet walk does wonders to reduce our anxieties.”

For information, call DNR customer service at 1-888-936-7463.

-Mackenzie Krumme