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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Brianna F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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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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 

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Duluth, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015 via mobile

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 

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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.

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