Schroeder Regional Park & Campground near Annandale, Minn., packs a lot into a space smaller than your average alfalfa field. Trees, for one thing. A canopy of oaks, maples and basswoods shade 51 electrical sites that extend from the sandy shore of Cedar Lake, the St. Cloud Times reported.
Here are five things you might not know about the 30-acre park in Wright County.
1. The office fridge contains worms. They’re among the items park manager Debbie Helmbrecht added to the small camp store when she took over two years ago. Fishing is a popular activity here.
2. You can’t hear traffic. Minnesota Highway 55 is the closest major road. It lies beyond the opposite shore of the 837-acre link.
3. Staff will deliver firewood to your campsite. Helmbrecht said first-time Schroeder campers are often pleasantly surprised by the optional service.
4. A chimney swift nest tower stands next to one of the (notably clean) shower buildings. According to Audubon Minnesota, the species has declined by 50 percent in the past 40 years. The artificial chimneys help conservation efforts.
5. Six of the sites are seasonal — occupied late April through September. Among the most frequently asked questions from the other campers: How can I extend my stay beyond 14 days?
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