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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Showers and restrooms are closed for the season.
The RV sanitation station is currently scheduled to remain open until November 20th as weather allows. Potable water to fill tanks is available at the sanitation station.
The park office is open intermittently through May. Camping, vehicle permits, and firewood can be purchased via self-service when the office is closed.
Regular Firearms Hunt:
November 4 - 19, 2017. The park is open both to visitors and to hunters. A portion of the park is open to the public and closed to hunting.
More details about access to Minnesota state parks during the 2017 fall hunting season.
(Updated Oct. 30, 2017)
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.
Bird Checklist at Scenic State Park
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
Located 7 miles east of Bigfork on County Road 7. Also 32 miles north of Hwy 169.