Scenic State Park

Snapshot virtual tour

Welcome to the Scenic State Park virtual tour! In this journey you'll peek inside the rental cabin and historic lodge, check out a few of our favorite campsites and enjoy a breathtaking full moonrise over Coon Lake. We hope it prompts you to visit the park in person sometime soon.

Photo of two people enjoying sunrise from the Scenic State Park boardwalk.


Boardwalk Sunrise

Located just below the Chase Point campground, this lakeside boardwalk has several docks for campers to fish from or park their boats.

Photo of the sun rising over Coon Lake, taken at the Scenic State Park boardwalk.


Boat Access Sunrise

This is one of two boat launches on Coon Lake. It is located next to the lakeside boardwalk and the Chase Point campground, and offers both boat and canoe rentals.

Photo of a boardwalk section of trail at the end of Scenic State Park's Chase Point.


Chase Point

At the end of Chase Point, make sure you catch an awesome view of Coon and Sandwick Lakes.

Photo of a hiker enjoying the Chase Point Trial at Scenic State Park.


Chase Point Trail

This trail is by far the most popular hike at Scenic State Park. It is an esker-like trail, and is covered in red pine and white cedar.

Photo of shadows on the fishing pier at Scenic State Park.


Fishing Pier

The fishing pier is an excellent place to wet a line, catch some sun, or just take in the view.

Photo of the swimming beach at Scenic State Park.


Swimming Beach

The swimming beach is shallow and clear, popular with both children and adults.

Photo of the picnic grounds at Scenic State Park.


Picnic Grounds

The picnic grounds are next to the swimming beach, outdoor amphitheater, and Historical Lodge building.

Interior photo of the historical lodge at Scenic State Park, built by the CCC.


Historical Lodge

Inside the Historical Lodge building you will find a large stone fireplace, as well as interpretive displays and animal mounts. This historical log building was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC).

Photo of the rental cabin at Scenic State Park.


Rental Cabin

The cabin was built by the CCC in the 1930s. It is near the historic lodge building and Coon Lake. The cabin features a kitchenette with hot plate and small refrigerator, a fireplace, picnic table, and outdoor fire pits.

Photo of the interior of Scenic State Park's rental cabin.


Rental Cabin Interior

The cabin is available for seasonal rental. It sleeps four - bring your own bedding and linens!

Photo of the sanitation facility at the Scenic State Park Lodge Campground.


Lodge Campground

The Lodge campground sites are predominantly open with moderate shade at some sites. This campground is closer to the beach and fishing pier than the Chase Point campground.

Photo of a family relaxing in the Lodge Campground at Scenic State Park.


Lodge Campsite

The Lodge campground is a great place to relax and unwind, with easy access to the beach.

Photo of a boat pulled up next to Scenic State Park's campground dock.


Campground Dock

The campground dock provides access to the lake.

Photo of the Pine Lake campsite at Scenic State Park.


Pine Lake Campsite

The Pine Lake campsite is nestled beneath towering pines, and slopes down to the lakeshore.

Photo looking straight up at Scenic State Park's fire tower.


Fire Tower

Scenic State Park is one of only a handful of Minnesota State Parks that has a fire tower. Unfortunately, ours is currently closed due to safety concerns.

Photo of the Lake of the Isles pier at Scenic State Park.


Lake of the Isles Pier

This fishing pier is located at the group camp on Lake of the Isles. A small carry-in boat launch is nearby.

Photo of a canoe-in campsite at Scenic State Park, with a hammock strung between the pines and a family relaxing in the background.


Canoe-In Campsite

This is one of five canoe-in or boat-in sites. This particular canoe-in site is surrounded by red pine, and is one of the most popular of all our water access sites.

Photo of a blue tent set up at the Chase Point campsite at Scenic State Park.


Chase Point Campsite

This is campsite #8. It is well wooded, located in the Chase Point Campground not far from the Coon Lake overlook.

Photo of a bright full moon rising above Coon Lake at Scenic State Park.


Moon Rise

This evening photo was taken at the Coon Lake overlook area. Can you find the shooting meteorite in the sky?

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