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Mill Creek State Park changes ownership

Thursday, November 17, 2011

The highly popular destination point of Mill Creek State Park near Paullina has recently changed ownership. The O'Brien County Conservation Board now own the 75 year old park. File photo
PAULLINA -- The O'Brien County Conservation Board has announced that of Mill Creek State Park near Paullina has change ownership.

The popular state park is now under the ownership of the O'Brien County Conservation Board.

This year Mill Creek State Park has been celebrating its 75th anniversary of service to the community.

Citizens of Paullina originally helped to purchase the park and transferred its ownership to the state.

Recently, the State of Iowa has returned the property to the O'Brien County Conservation Board. Due to the vision and diligence of community members, the park project began.

Through the years, many citizens of the area as well as the O'Brien County Supervisors continued to make improvements. From the initial building of the dam to the most recent lake renovation project, water quality and recreational fishing have always been a priority for the area. Recreational camping began as a free space for tenting in 1940. The park now hosts 48 sites served with 20/30/50 AMP electrical service, water, cable television and internet access. In addition, there are four camping cabins available for reservation. The lodge, which was constructed in 1937, was completely renovated last year. This park has become a recreational destination where people can experience the outdoors and enjoy outdoor recreation.

With the change of ownership, the Conservation Board has decided to name the area -- Mill Creek Park. Residents and visitors can look toward the future confident that the Conservation Board will continue to offer quality experiences to as many park visitors as possible.

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