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George Crosby Manitou State Park

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Address: 5702 Hwy. 61, Tettegouche State Park, Silver Bay, MN 55614
Phone Number: 218-226-6365
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Rugged, not lots of people, very pretty and peaceful. Old growth forest.

This is definitely a no-frills, not very developed experience. There isn't much built here except rough rocky trails and backpacker's campsites that you need to hike to. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Rochester, Minnesota
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Rochester, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is definitely a no-frills, not very developed experience. There isn't much built here except rough rocky trails and backpacker's campsites that you need to hike to. The river is pretty and has some impressive cascades as well as many small waterfalls and rapids. The forest along the river seems to be mostly old growth, including massive white pines. There... More 

Thank CEH190
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I have camped at this park several times during the past 12 years. We cannot say enough positive things about this park - although it is not for everyone. My husband and I have a saying, "They don't make anything easy at George Crosby," meaning that one must work a bit harder to reap the benefits of... More 

Thank checkdot
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

My pal and I hiked starting at the Humpback trail, meeting the Manitou trail near the cascades and cutting across back on the Middle trail. It took us about 2 hours not including time stopped at the water. The lichen and moss on the start of the HB trail gave us a feeling of being in a mystical land. It... More 

Thank DinoandDelilah
Cottage Grove, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Decided to backpack in with my two teens and my friend with his teen. We reserved site 3 which was about 1.25 mile hike in. This is worth the drive to this park as it is very remote. As other reviewers have said, there is no office or modern facilities. Our site was located right on the river and off... More 

Thank Trevor D
Duluth, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Off the beaten north shore path, this state park is easy to miss. No office or facilities, but the place to go if you are looking to avoid the crowds during the busy season. Be aware that the paths are more rugged and less traveled than those at neighboring parks. Lots of roots and rocks, but doable. My 3 year... More 

Thank Duluthian87
Stillwater, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We stayed here as part of our Superior Hiking Trail trip. We were impressed with the lake, the various backpacker campsites, and the quiet atmosphere of the park. There are no state park employees or visitor center here. That can be positive or negative, but it is definitely a point of interest when staying here.

Thank Webby59
Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Truely a gem of the State Park system in MN. An extremely grueling hike up and down about 7 vistas. The hike was only 4.2 miles but it was incredibly difficult to hike and follow the trail. We started on the middle trail and it took us down to the Cascades. Probably my favorite waterfalls in the state. You have... More 

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Long Prairie, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Expected it to be off HWY 61. It is not. But it was a pretty drive. Not a fan of the dirt roads on the way though! Did not get out to hike due to time constraints, just drove through but it will be nice to go take in a few of the hikes someday.

Thank TayleBell
Grand Marais, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

Off the beaten trail, hiking and backpack camping state park well worth a visit for a day of hiking along river or stay overnight, especially at full moon for good views.

2 Thank PMA6642
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

This is a more primitive park and if you are sick of people, go here. It is a bit of a drive off the main drag, you have to go to the town of Finland and follow the sign. From the parking lot, there are many trails off into the woods. There is one water fall that is pretty to... More 

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