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County approves on-site host to help Swift Falls Park with growing pains

Swift County Monitor -

By Reed Anfinson

With its secluded feeling, the east branch of the shallow Chippewa River running through its wooded landscape, the Swift Falls Park in the northeastern corner of the county is attracting increasing attention.

Improvements over the years to the bathroom and shower facilities, the campsites, playground, and shelters make an even more attractive to families and couples looking for a place to spend a weekend and more.

But the pressure of the increasing use of the park also comes added needs.

“Swift Falls is getting more and more and more popular,” Swift County Parks, Drainage, and Wetlands Supervisor Kody Fossum told the county board of commissioners at the Sept. 5 meeting. “It is becoming more apparent that we need to have a volunteer campground host.” The position would be in place for the 2024 season.
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