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.
Located just below the Chase Point campground, this lakeside boardwalk has several docks for campers to fish from or park their boats.
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.
At the end of Chase Point, make sure you catch an awesome view of Coon and Sandwick Lakes.
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.
The fishing pier is an excellent place to wet a line, catch some sun, or just take in the view.
The swimming beach is shallow and clear, popular with both children and adults.
The picnic grounds are next to the swimming beach, outdoor amphitheater, and Historical Lodge building.
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).
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.
Rental Cabin Interior
The cabin is available for seasonal rental. It sleeps four - bring your own bedding and linens!
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.
The Lodge campground is a great place to relax and unwind, with easy access to the beach.
The campground dock provides access to the lake.
Pine Lake Campsite
The Pine Lake campsite is nestled beneath towering pines, and slopes down to the lakeshore.
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.
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.
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.
Chase Point Campsite
This is campsite #8. It is well wooded, located in the Chase Point Campground not far from the Coon Lake overlook.
This evening photo was taken at the Coon Lake overlook area. Can you find the shooting meteorite in the sky?