At The Dyrt, we share camping tips from our community of campers and campgrounds. With so many campers staying home, we continue to share this info so you can plan future camping trips across the U.S.

It’s day 19 of our 40-day #GetOutAndGO Giveaway, featuring Boom Island Park in the Twin Cities, MN.

Today’s #GetOutAndGO destination is Boom Island Park, located on the bank of the Mississippi River in Minneapolis, MN.

Check out this video of a crew exploring lighthouses along the twin cities section of the Mississippi:





While Minneapolis is surrounded by wonderful places to explore, we shouldn’t overlook the nearly 70 parks inside city limits. Boom Island is an awesome opportunity to fit in a quick adventure after a day at work, or during a weekend exploring what Minneapolis has to offer.

Some history of the park:

Features of the 22-acre park include the famed mini lighthouse, a walking trail, and some of the best skyline views of the city.

It’s a great place to hang out by the water:

When scattering first wave of sunlight hits the Minneapolis skyline, gotta love Saturdays !

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And even a good place to get engaged:

To commemorate the simple adventures we can have on a moment’s notice, such as lunch in the park or an evening stroll, Klymit is giving away a $100 gift card. Enter to win here.

Do you live in Minneapolis or plan to visit soon? Take a moment to appreciate Boom Island Park and have a picnic on the banks of the Mississippi.

Get Out And Explore Minnesota!

Minnesota has much to see. We like to stop in the Boundary Waters whenever we get a free weekend, but if we can’t find the time, spending the day fishing or hiking at Whitewater State Park makes for a great day trip. Check out Explore Minnesota for all your trip planning needs.

Enter for the #GetOutAndGO Grand Prize!

Enter to win the #GetOutAndGO Grand Prize: a GO Camper from SylvanSport.

Mike Dever, Cindy Dever and Rebecca Harris enjoy the Sylvan Sport GO with a class B camper.

The award winning SylvanSport GO is a one-of-a-kind, do everything camping trailer. The GO is lightweight, easy to manage and able to be towed by almost any vehicle. It is an all-in-one: utility trailer, toy hauler and camper that is designed and engineered for adventure. Enter to win here.


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    Ryan Fliss

    Ryan leads Growth at The Dyrt. With over 10 years writing and digital community building experience, and even more experience in the outdoors, he is excited about The Dyrt's early trajectory. Ryan, like most people, is an onion (figuratively speaking), and finds byline bios reductive, though useful. He is writing this himself in the third person, and—to him—it feels strange.