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Big Bog State Recreation Area

Address: 55716 Hwy 72 NE, Waskish, MN 56685
Phone Number: 218-647-8592
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Ranked #1 of 1 Attractions in Waskish
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, State Parks, Outdoors
Activities: Fishing, Birdwatching
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Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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301 reviews 301 reviews
144 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

I came here for the Hiking Club trail that takes you along a mile long boardwalk out onto the bog itself. We didn't see any wildlife here but the bog was pretty cool. The boardwalk is actually wheelchair accesible so it opens it up to many people. When we came it was pretty rainy out so it took away from... More

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Columbus, OH
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We really enjoyed the visitor center and learning about the area and the ecosystem. The boardwalk was neat but was a little long for my mother but I think it was more because it was a hot humid day. We enjoyed the beach area and my kids were amazed by the red color of the lake.

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Hallock, Minnesota, United States
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This is a fun park, if you want to fish. Otherwise not much there. The bog walk was wonderful, and we even saw lady slippers in bloom. The pond there was fun to fish in too. My husband and son fished from the dock at the pond and caught lots of sunnies.

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Oronoco, Minnesota
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183 reviews 183 reviews
46 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

We hiked for about 1 1/2 houaround the pond and to the end of the boardwalk & back. We were the only ones there on a Wednesday morning. Thinterpretive plaques are excellent. The plants are very interesting. We saw evidence of beaver's work by the parking lot and along the pond walk. Saw blujays, a crow and a young buck... More

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Bemidji, Minnesota
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

The boardwalk is interesting and easy to walk, cool plants to look at...but what we loved the most was our stay at the campgrounds. We rented a camper cabin for 3 nights, it was very cozy and plenty of room in it, clean and well kept up. especially love the gas fireplace! Canoe and kayak rentals very reasonable, caught some... More

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Warroad, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

The boardwalk makes this an easy walk, even for toddlers. The north bog walk is about a mile. Lots of interesting plants that kids will love: pitcher plants (carnivorous!), orchids, cranberries, laplander's tea to name a few. As you get away from the pond, there are no mosquitoes!

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Northern Minnesota
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56 reviews 56 reviews
33 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2012

Beaches here are smooth and sandy, climbing the tower is super fun for the kids and has amazing views of Red Lake. The campground is clean and well taken care of (new facilites, very clean bathrooms). We enjoyed the walking paths and board walk (if you can handle the bugs, which will be there pretty much anytime when there is... More

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