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Big Bog State Recreation Area

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Address: 55716 Hwy 72 NE, Waskish, MN 56685
Phone Number: 218-647-8592
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Great place to stay

I have been here a few times it always a nice clean staff is always friendly. Cabins are new and sleep plenty.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 30, 2015
mark h
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

I have been here a few times it always a nice clean staff is always friendly. Cabins are new and sleep plenty.

1 Thank mark h
Roseville, Minnesota
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

There are 2 entrances. Go to both sites. Plastic like boardwalk. Terrific explanations about the fauna, bogs, etc. Many deerflies in parking lot & at beach. Great Visitor Center. We went up the fire tower. Great view. Swam in Upper Red Lake. Very shallow, so can go out a long way

Thank M M
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Very pleased with our experience. Visitor's center was nice, staff very friendly. Kids loved climbing the fire tower. We really, really enjoyed the boardwalk. Saw plants we'd never seen before. Totally new experience for us. Will go back.

Thank W4198XImaryb
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

If you are looking for out of the way camping with little access to modern amenities then this is your place....just make sure you have a love for fishing and you have a boat. There isn't much else to do here except drive to the bog boardwalk a few miles north of the park. Make sure to bring everything with... More 

Thank BigMinnie
Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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336 reviews
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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 

3 Thank Justin B
Columbus, OH
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21 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 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.

1 Thank Mamaoftwinboys
Hallock, Minnesota, United States
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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.

1 Thank Corinne L
Oronoco, Minnesota
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274 reviews
71 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013 via mobile

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 

3 Thank richie1732
Bemidji, Minnesota
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17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 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 

4 Thank dawn g
Warroad, Minnesota
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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!

1 Thank Kim K

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