Column: Red Cliff Band preserves culture with first tribal park

"The opening of Wisconsin's newest and most unusual park, north of Bayfield, will occur with little public fanfare this summer. Frog Bay Tribal National Park is not the kind of place that will ever be praised for its size, amenities or attendance.

You might not know how to get there unless someone guides you. You might not realize the land's significance because no signage spells it out.

The parking lot always will be small. The road there ends with a dirt-sand road. Park boundaries are unclear, as is -- at this point -- the locals' attitude about how or whether to direct you.

To come is at least one rustic hiking trail, which will lead to a sandy beach, but don't expect lifeguards."

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Mary Bergin travel column: New park helps preserve Red Cliff Band's heritage (The Wausau Daily Herald 8/11)

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