Illustration courtesy Renville County

Renville County announced Thursday it will be receiving a $350,000 Minnesota DNR Outdoor Recreation Grant to build a camper cabin and replace the current restrooms/storm shelter with a new restroom/shower/storm shelter facility at Lake Allie County Park.

The camper cabin will be a rustic, one-room wooden cabin containing a table, benches, and wooden bunkbeds with mattresses. Renville County will be partnering with Gibbon-Fairfax-Winthrop (GFW) school’s construction and trades class to build the camper cabin.

The County expects construction of the camper cabin to begin this fall and installation to take place in 2025.  Demolition and ground breaking for the new restroom/shower/storm shelter facility is anticipated to begin in the spring of 2024.  The project will be completed no later than the summer of 2025.