Scenic State Park

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Scenic State Park


With its pristine lakes, virgin pines, swimming beach, and wilderness-like setting, Scenic State Park is well deserving of its name. Here, visitors can hike the Chase Point Trail for hypnotic views of Coon and Sandwick Lakes and listen to the wind whistle through the giant pines. The park's overnight facilities include campsites (boat-in, drive-in, backpack), and a cabin. The historic lodge houses interpretive displays.

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Visitor Alert

Chase Point Trail is being repaired. Visitors are welcome to hike the trail but the very end of the trail is closed until repairs are completed. Please stay behind the barriers for your safety and so repair work may progress.

Park Office Hours

The park is open for day use throughout the winter. Ski trails will not be groomed this year and will be open to snowshoes and skis. Trail use does not require a ski pass. The park office will be open intermittently from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm Tuesday to Saturday.

2016 Reservations changes

  • All campsites at this park are reservable.
  • Same-day reservations are now available.
  • If you need help making a reservation, call 866-857-2757.
  • For more details, read the FAQ.

(Updated Nov. 21, 2016)

Park Notes

Virtual Tour:

Take a virtual tour. It's a great tool to help you plan your next trip to the park!
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Activities for Everyone:

We now offer Kids' Discovery Kits, Birding Kits, and Fishing Kits. Visitors can check these kits out at the park office for free. For more information contact the park office.

Camping and lodging available at the park:

Camping is available from April 1-November 23. See cabin details.

State Forest Campgrounds:

Scenic State Park also manages the Bear Lake, Larson Lake, Lost Lake, Owen Lake, Button Box, Thistledew, Cottonwood Lake, Togo Horse Camp and Moose Lake campgrounds inside the George Washington State Forest and Bowstring State Forests. For information on these units, please contact the Scenic State Park office at (218) 743-3362.

Gift Cards:

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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 Scenic State Park.

Birders:

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

Park Highlights

tree Camping

tree Hiking

tree Virgin Pines

tree Peaceful Setting

tree Fishing/Canoeing

tree Historic CCC Buildings


Hours

Memorial Day Weekend - Labor Day Weekend:
9:30 am - 6 pm

September 2 - October 20:
8:30 am - 4 pm Fri - Sat; 8:30 am - 4 pm intermittently Mon - Thurs

Winter office hours:
9 am - 4 pm intermittently

Contact

56956 Scenic Highway 7
Bigfork, MN 56628

tel: 218-743-3362

email: scenic.statepark@state.mn.us

Getting There

Located 7 miles east of Bigfork on County Road 7. Also 32 miles north of Hwy 169.