As of last week, winter recreation trails in Beaver Falls and Skalbekken County Parks have been groomed to allow for walking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, fat-tire biking, and other non-motorized recreational uses.
Jesse Diehn, Renville County Parks Manager, stated, “The trails have been groomed with two sets of parallel ski tracks, allowing for two people to classic ski on one half of the track. The other half has been hard packed for walking, snowshoeing and other non-motorized uses. With an expanding interest in outdoor winter recreation, we thought it’d be a really great opportunity to once again offer this activity in the parks.”
The grooming effort is the result of a collaboration between the Renville County HRA/EDA and Renville County Parks Departments. The trail follows the park road in both parks, providing a 1.5-mile trail in Skalbekken and a 2-mile trail in Beaver Falls.
Visitors are encouraged to park in the horse camp in Skalbekken and at the south entrance in Beaver Falls. Maps showing the groomed trail routes are posted at all trail entrances and are available to print online. The park shelters and restrooms remain available for visitor use. Entrance into the county parks, and use of the groomed trails, is free for day use.
For updates on trail conditions, visit www.renville.com, call 320-523-3747 or like “Renville County Parks” on Facebook.