Local Campgrounds Completely Booked for Labor Day
For some people getting out of town on the holiday weekend means staying in town.
Baker Park Reserve is in the 763 area code, but has the look and feel of an up north getaway.
“Baker’s just a gem,” said Tom Knisely from the Three Rivers Park District. “You have all the amenities of like a Brainerd Lakes resort area, but it’s right here in town. It’s close into town and it’s affordable.”
Baker is about a 15-minute drive from the western edge of Plymouth. The park has a huge footprint, plenty of trails and scenic Lake Independence.
“You’ve got woods on one side,” said Andy Kampa of St. Louis Park. “Then it goes down hill with a little river running through there. Wildflowers on the other side.”
“No Room at the Inn”
This Labor Day weekend Baker Park Reserve is full. There is no room at the inn – or in this case the cabins, tent sites and RVs.
On Friday, the park will be jammed with people trying to squeeze out one last drop of free time before school starts and fall begins. If you want to get a holiday weekend for 2020, Knisely says you better book now.
For decades, one Golden Valley family has come to Baker to escape the hustle and bustle of the Twin Cities.
“It’s very kid-friendly,” Kelly Chowdhury said. “We can get through the trails and down the roads and on the bikes. The girls have enjoyed biking around.”
“It’s wonderful,” said Kelly’s father. “We feel comfortable since we’ve been coming here for the past 30 or 40 years and love it here as much as their mom used to.”
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