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Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area

307 3rd Street, Ironton, MN 56455-0404
218-546-5926
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Ranked #1 of 2 attractions in Ironton
Type: Parks
Most recent review
- Jul 2, 2014
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Overland Park, Kansas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

First off I would like to say that I was probably the only person in the area who did not do the bike trails. However, the group camp site was fantastic! I loved sleeping near the water and hearing the frogs sing all night. This was a great place to relax and tell stories around the campfire. Even though the... More

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

The Cuyuna bike trails have turned a sow's ear into a silk purse! The trails are beautifully designed and wind through northern forests of pine, birch and hardwoods while skirting gorgeous lakes that were once ugly open pit iron mines. The hills were once waste heaps from mining operations, but, are now nicely forested.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

We loved every minute of the MTB trails, scenery and wildlife. MTB traiols are well marked and kept up. Roads could have better signage, but we explored and had a great time.

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Chaska, Minnesota
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

The mountain bike trails are not for the faint of heart, but they are amazing!! Additionally, there are paved trails and unpaved trails for those looking for a more tame ride. Beautiful views, too! Can't recommend this enough!

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Midwest USA
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013 via mobile

My family enjoyed biking and fishing at this really neat state rec area. Lots of bike tails. The really neat thing about the trails is they have trails for all skill levels. From a paved trail to easy dirt to more advanced dirt to insane dirt. Lakes are very beautiful and didn't seem to get much use. Very few kayaks... More

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Round Lake Beach, IL
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

Great scenery and challenging trails. The mining lakes were beautiful and the trails provide all levels of challenge. Just know the "easy" trails are also challenging but very reasonable.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

My wife and I kayaked on Huntington Mine this July and we loved it. First, nobody else was on the water except for a couple of kids floating on some tubes. The path leading from the parking area to the landing was a little steep, but it had steps built in along the way to make it a fairly easy... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

The paved state trail, Cuyuna Lakes State Trail, runs from Riverton to Crosby - a distance of 6 miles. What a treat it was to discover this gem - gentle rolling trail, shaded on a hot day with wonderful lake views along the way. The recreation area is also used for mountain biking, fishing and even scuba diving. If you're... More

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