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Address: 5702 Highway 61, Tettegouche State Park, Silver Bay, MN 55614-4215
Phone Number: +1 218-226-6365
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Beautiful nature escape

We went in mid September and it was perfect weather. It rained at night but that was fine, it was warm during the day and there were literally NO mosquitos!! We have a 15 month... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 19, 2016
Rachel L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

We went in mid September and it was perfect weather. It rained at night but that was fine, it was warm during the day and there were literally NO mosquitos!! We have a 15 month old son that we brought with us and they had a nice picnic area where he loved to run around. Our campsite was campsite #19... More 

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Lakewood, CA
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

This is a primitive park inland from Lake Superior with a lot of hiking trails. We took the easy walk on the boardwalk around Bensen Lake - nice scenery, no people around

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

The trails in the entire North Shore area are wonderful. Manitou State Park didn't disappoint. A nice hike for all ages.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Very secluded and rustic SP. if that's your thing than it's perfect!! Trail to campsite was not to scale. But the site was worth the effort and breathtaking! Sleeping next to the river = amazing! great water source!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2016 via mobile

A rather remote park and challenging up and down hike with a variety of terrain from bogs and rocks to a smaller downhill Boulder field and then into an uphill stair climb, once you get to The Cascades it's all worth it though! I would hike it again, park offers hike in campsites only I believe.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 13, 2016

We ventured to George H. Crosby Manitou State Park to get a real taste of backpack hiking and camping. This Minnesota State Park does not disappoint! Arriving on a Friday, we departed the parking lot at 1:30 - destination, Camp Site #15. We chose to take the Yellow Birch Trail toward the Manitou River. Following a lot of rain, the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2016

We arrived finding the trails for snowshoeing groomed by a superior hiking trail worker. (possibly a volunteer). On the "Middle Trail" however, it stopped on the way up the steep hill and we had to go back down the way we came up! The Humpback Trail was challenging and fun, with elevations. There are other trails that are beautiful within... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2015

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 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2015

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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

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 

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