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

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.

(Updated Nov. 21, 2017)

Park Notes

Virtual Tour

Take a virtual tour. It's a great tool to help you plan your next trip to the park!
Panoramic tour | Snapshot tour

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, Togo Horse Camp inside the George Washington State Forest. For information on these units, please contact the Scenic State Park office at (218) 743-3362.

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Only use approved firewood!

Help prevent the spread of tree-killing insects by burning only approved firewood, available at all Minnesota State Parks.


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


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.