Where to go: Bike the new extension of the Paul Bunyan Trail or hike any of our trails.
What you'll see: The colors are starting change at Crow Wing and the surrounding area. Deer, turkey, black bear, and other wildlife have been spotted in the park.
Also of interest: Pillsbury State Forest, located northwest of Brainerd, is also a great place to view fall colors and wildlife.Last updated: September 17, 2014
Canít decide between a one-day or year-round park permit? The DNR has a special offer that can help. Start by purchasing a one-day permit for $5 and visit as many state parks as possible. After visiting the state parks, trade in the one-day permit by the end of that day and get $5 off the purchase of a year-round permit. Year-round permits, which cost $25, provide unlimited access to all 76 Minnesota state parks and recreation areas for a full year from the month of purchase.
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3124 State Park Road
From Brainerd go 9 miles south on U.S. Highway 371. Then west at County Road 27 for one mile to the park office.
Best time to contact the park:
Daily: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Friday & Saturday, Memorial Day - Labor Day: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.