A new campground is open at Whitewater State Park.  

The Minneiska campground features 40 sites with electrical hookups, four non-electric tent sites, four camper cabins and three group camps.  About 25% of the sites will be available beginning August 25.  The campground will fully open on Thursday, August 31, in time for Labor Day Weekend.  The southeastern Minnesota park’s three group camps each have their own picnic shelters and share a modern restroom building, with showers and flush toilets.  One of the group camps can accommodate both RVs and tent campers. Two of the camper cabins also have tent pads, a feature not yet available at other Minnesota state parks.  The new campground will replace Gooseberry Glen campground, where flooding has been a recurring problem. In August 2007, flooding was so extensive that the park had to close for more than a year while damage was repaired.