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Crow Wing State Park


This is a nature lover's delight. Explore prairie, pine, and hardwood forests. View the Mississippi River from historic and picturesque "Chippewa Lookout." Novice canoeists can paddle the calm waters of the Crow Wing and Mississippi Rivers. Crow Wing is a park rich in cultural history. In this area, a frontier town emerged to serve the needs of travelers and traders. The town died when the railroad chose to cross the river at Brainerd. Walk through the site of the Old Crow Wing Village for a sense of history. The park still has a section of the famous Woods Trail, which served ox cart traffic that carried supplies between St. Paul and the Red River settlements.

Tell me more about this park's wildlife, history, geology and landscape.


Visitor Alert!

State Park Deer Hunt

There will be a deer hunt in Crow Wing State Park on December 5 through December 7. The park will be closed to the public and open only to hunters during these dates.

For more information: state parks during fall hunting season.

Last updated September 17, 2014

Park Notes

Be fascinated. Check out the naturalist programs and other activities scheduled at the park.

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Don't move firewood!

Burning non-local firewood can spread invasive species, and it's against Minnesota state law. Learn more. Always buy your firewood at the park, or from an approved local vendor. Find firewood vendors for Crow Wing State Park.

Birders:

Bird Checklist This is a PDF file. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download it. at Crow Wing State Park.

Park Highlights

tree Camping

tree Fishing

tree Scenic Hiking Trails

tree Historic Sites

tree Canoeing/Mississippi River

tree Great Wildlife Observation Opportunities


Hours

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.

Contact

3124 State Park Road
Brainerd, MN 56401

tel: 218-825-3075

fax: 218-825-3077

email: crowwing.statepark@state.mn.us

Getting There

From Brainerd go 9 miles south on U.S. Highway 371. Then west at County Road 27 for one mile to the park office.