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Crow Wing State Park, Minnesota

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Crow Wing State Park is a state park of Minnesota, United States, at the confluence of the Mississippi and Crow Wing Rivers. The park interprets the site of Old Crow Wing, one of the most populous towns in Minnesota in the 1850s and 1860s. The entire park was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1970. A section of the Red River Trails that passed through Old Crow Wing is also separately listed on the National Register.
The park lies on an outwash plain formed from the outwash of Glacial Lake Grantsburg. The present-day vegetation is oak forest with red, white, and jack pine; and aspen, with prairie and wetland openings.
It is home to wildlife species such as coyote, white-tailed deer, eagle, beaver, hawk, muskrat, waterfowl, fox, and various songbirds.
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  • This park is at the confluence of the Mississippi and Crow Wing Rivers; the view were amazing. The campground looked good although I don't think there are showers. Mosquitoes and ticks abound though a...  more »
  • The hiking trails in this park are wide and often flat. They wind through forest, bog, and plains. For some reason I had expected trails only went through the plains...ended up being a more interestin...  more »
  • My husband and I stopped here for a 2.2 loop trail hike. Along the way we unexpectedly learned some interesting history about what used to be the town of Crow Wing. Being midday on a Thursday, there w...  more »
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  • Interesting local history and the site of a historic town (no longer present.) If you’re lucky you may see a black bear.
  • Campsites and historic areas aren't plowed in winter, "guard shack" has irregular hours.
  • Bring repellent you will need it. If you do not bring it the park will be a miserable experience for all parties involved. That is unless you enjoy being bothered by flying insects. The park rangers on site were also very helpful in pointing out short trails for myself and the dog. Overall a great experience one of the better state parks I've been too.
  • Love the group site. Very spacious, love the shelter home they have for food storage, love that Mississippi River is just down the hill, love that the parking space is just inches from us. Great place for large groups
  • Nice marked trails, beautiful trees & river. We are having a no-snow-mn-winter so we were able to hike.
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