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

Lodge Campground Renumbering

Due to changes in the reservation system last season we have renumbered the campsites in the Lodge Campground to reduce any confusion at the park when guests are checking in after the Park Office has closed. Below is a table showing what the site number was and what the site number will be. This information will also be posted throughout the park during the 2017 season. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at 218-743-3362 or

13-70 14-71 15-72 16-73 17-74
18-75 19-76 20-77 21-78 22-79
23-80 24-81 25-82 26-83 27-84
28-85 29-86 32-87 33-88 34-89
35-90 38-91 39-92 40-93 41-94

(Updated April 13, 2017)

Park Notes

Virtual Tour:

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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.

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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.


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Park Highlights

tree Camping

tree Hiking

tree Virgin Pines

tree Peaceful Setting

tree Fishing/Canoeing

tree Historic CCC Buildings


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


56956 Scenic Highway 7
Bigfork, MN 56628

tel: 218-743-3362


Getting There

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