Savanna Portage State Park

Snapshot virtual tour

Welcome to the Savanna Portage State Park virtual tour! In this journey you'll peek inside a camper cabin, meander along hiking trails, beaches and the shores of Lake Shumway and Loon Lake, and explore the campgrounds and visitor center. We hope it prompts you to visit the park in person sometime soon.

Photo of Wolf Lake Boat Launch.


Wolf Lake Boat Launch

On the edge of the wilderness, Wolf Lake is an ideal location for birdwatching, fishing, or just a bit of exploration. The park holds three other fishing lakes where visitors can enjoy swimming, boating, hiking and fishing in this historically unique park.

Photo of the overlook of the Continental Divide.


Continental Divide Overlook

The Continental Divide marks the great division of water found at this place. Water to the west flows into the Mississippi River, water to the east runs into Lake Superior. This overlook is a wonderful place to experience the changing colors each fall.

Photo of the dock located near the Group Camp.


Group Camp Dock

Located on Savanna Lake, the group camp beach and dock provide swimming, fishing and boating all in on secluded location. Try your hand at geocaching with one of the park’s hand-held units for free. Helpful tips and information are available in the park office.

Photo of the shady Group Camp site.


Group Camp

Bring the whole group and stay together in one beautiful location. The group campsite is located in a secluded mixed pine and oak forest that overlooks Savanna Lake. Boat landing, fire rings, picnic tables, hand pump and vault toilets are available. The site has terraced camping areas and is a drive-in camp where small trailers and campers are permitted.

Photo of facilities at the Loon Lake Recreation Area.


Loon Lake Rec Area

The park rents canoes, kayaks, boats and motors. Rentals are typically available May to October.

Photo of pines along the shores of Loon Lake swimming beach.


Loon Lake Swimming Beach

The kids will love the beautiful sandy swimming beach on Loon Lake. Lakes within the park are home to migrating loons and other waterfowl.

Photo of the dock on Loon Lake.


Loon Lake Dock

Get your line wet and maybe catch your dinner. Panfish, trout, and bass are common for anglers to catch within the park.

Photo of campers relaxing at Lake Shumway Campground.


Lake Shumway Campground

Create some memories around a cozy campfire as you share time with friends and family at one of the 61 semi-modern sites in this large campground.

Photo of the boat launch on the shore of Lake Shumway.


Lake Shumway Boat Launch

With four lakes within the park, visitors have many opportunities for fishing, swimming, and boating. Contact the park office for information about seasonal boat and motor rentals.

Photo of the interpretive exhibit inside the Visitor Center.


Visitor Center

Savanna Portage State Park was established in 1961 to preserve the historic Savanna Portage. Located 17 miles northeast of McGregor, Minnesota, the park has over 15,000 acres of rolling hills, lakes and bogs. This park is the third largest state park in Minnesota.

Photo of a camper cabin.


Camper Cabin

The perfect getaway, this accessible cabin sleeps five and is available year-round. Though the cozy log cabin does not have running water or electricity, campers can use accessible showers and bathrooms within the campground (available seasonally).

Photo of Loon Lake Boat Launch.


Loon Lake Boat Launch

Bring your canoe, kayak or boat along to spend some time on the water. Loon Lake, Wolf Lake and Lake Shumway are open to electric trolling motors only.

Photo of Lake Shumway Fishing Pier.


Lake Shumway Fishing Pier

Keep an eye on that fishing bobber, it just might be your lucky day. Northern, bass, trout and pan-fish are all lurking in the park waters.

Photo of Beaver Pond trail.


Beaver Pond Trail

Savanna Portage State Park is a wilderness retreat. Northern hardwoods with birch, aspen and some conifers dominate the forest. Old-growth hardwoods and tamarack peat bogs provide diversity to the northern woods.

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