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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!

State Park Deer Hunt

Approximately 3,100 acres of George H. Crosby Manitou State Park are open to public hunting and trapping by legislation. The areas open to hunting are east of the Manitou River and north of Minnesota Highway 61.

For more information: state parks during fall hunting season.

Last updated September 19, 2014

Park Notes

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

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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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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 George H. Crosby Manitou State Park.


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For information on this park, call Tettegouche State Park at 218-226-6365.


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

tel: 218-226-6365

fax: 218-226-6366

email: info.crosbymanitoustatepark@state.mn.us

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