Janel McCarville

By: Janel McCarville, center for the Minnesota Lynx


Janel McCarville loves exploring Itasca State Park

Janel McCarville - largeOnly in Minnesota can you tiptoe across the rocks of Mississippi River headwaters at Itasca State Park. Established in 1891, Itasca is the oldest Minnesota State Park and features over 100 lakes and 32,000 acres. Fishing, hiking, biking and wildlife viewing are popular activities. Camping at Itasca Park offers everything from remote backpacking to RV sites. Or stay in the historic Douglas Lodge.

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