If you were hoping to go camping in one of Minnesota's State Parks over the 4th of July, you may be out of luck with a looming Government shutdown, but there are always local parks available. Here are four options.

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    Lake Koronis Regional Park

    Paynesville

    This 62 acre park features a swimming beach, picnic shelter, boat launch, playground and campground. The campground boasts private, wooded campsites with a picnic table and fire pit. There is also a large play structure and on site showers. The cost is $16/day for a site with no electricity, and $20/day with electricity. It's five miles southwest of Paynesville right on the shores of Lake Koronis. You can check availability by calling 320-276-8843.

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    Warner Lake Park

    Near St. Augusta

    This is a 241 acre site with 300 feet of swimming beach so there is plenty of space for everyone! There is also a boat launch and picnic shelters. You can also explore the Warner Lake Nature Center. Advance notice is required for campers. You can call the park office for more information at 320-255-6172.

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    Mississippi River County Park

    Rice

    This 209 acre park has 1.3 miles of Mississippi River shoreline. There are ten picnic areas with shelters and grills plus a disc golf course and boat launch. For more information on reserving a camp area, please call 320-255-6172.

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    Spring Hill County Park

    Melrose

    Spring Hill Park is 82 acres located on one mile of the Sauk River. They have horseshoe pits, a play structure, canoe campsites and nature areas. Contact the parks department for more reservation information at 320-255-6172.