George Crosby Manitou State Park

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George H. Crosby Manitou State Park

Come to this north-country wilderness park where waterfalls cascade through a volcanic canyon surrounded by majestic forest. The trails in the park are carved through a forest of fir, cedar, spruce, and northern hardwoods. Although the trails are steep and challenging for hikers and backpackers, they offer spectacular views.

Secluded campsites are for backpackers only. Trout (brown, rainbow, and brook) and splake (a hybrid of brook and lake trout) reside in Benson Lake. Watch for moose, deer, bear, and wolves.

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Visitor Alert

Reserve camping before you arrive!

All camping registration is now completed by phone or internet. Plan ahead, because phone service is very limited here so make your reservation before you arrive! Learn more

Winter has arrived here! Parking for the winter is located next to the registration kiosk.

(Updated June 24, 2017)

Park Notes

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Remember that at this facility, all garbage is pack-in/pack-out. Take your garbage home with you for disposal. Please practice the "Leave No Trace" philosophy. Thank you!

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For information on this park, call Tettegouche State Park at 218-353-8800.


Send mail c/o Tettegouche State Park
5702 Highway 61
Silver Bay, MN 55614

tel: 218-353-8800


Getting There

From the village of Finland, go 7 miles north on Lake County Road 7.
Physical Address: 7616 Lake County Road 7, Finland, MN 55603