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Big Bog State Recreation Area

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nicely done area, with lots to do

we stayed in a camper cabin, came in handy when a storm came up. really liked the beach area. water... read more

Reviewed July 17, 2018
Minneapolis, Minnesota
An outdoor wonder.

We enjoyed the hike around the lake and seeing swallowtails and spring azures for butterflies. We... read more

Reviewed June 1, 2018
Bonnie D
roseville, United States
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Reviewed July 17, 2018

we stayed in a camper cabin, came in handy when a storm came up. really liked the beach area. water is warm, lake is sandy with gradual slope. you can walk out quite a ways. there's a nice picnic shelter there too. there's a boat...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 1, 2018

We enjoyed the hike around the lake and seeing swallowtails and spring azures for butterflies. We walked the comfortable one mile walkway along the bog, with interpretive signs. There were many wildflowers blooming and we did see small yellow lady slippers along the lake. Looking...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Bonnie D
Reviewed October 28, 2017

The Great Bog Board Walk starts at a pretty pond created by gravel mining and continues on for a mile through the biggest bog in the U.S. There are miniature spruce and tamarack trees, strange ferns, carnivorous plants during the growing season and amazing views...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Tim K
Reviewed June 23, 2017 via mobile

Walked out on the boardwalk into the bog. The signs along the way were interesting and informative. We enjoyed the walk (about a mile in and a mile out). Learned more about bogs than I ever knew.

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Fred0951
Reviewed May 22, 2017 via mobile

Nice, easy hike for geocache. Clean, modern looking grounds. Staff was friendly. Tall fire tower to climb and get an amazing view.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank JW T
Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

We came here for my Father's birthday weekend and stayed in campsite 6. It was a gorgeous and serene view from our camper to the Tamarac river that flows behind the campground. We even went fishing on a motorboat. We didn't catch anything to brag...More

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank CassandraSz
Reviewed September 10, 2016

Bogs are awesome environments, and this one is no exception. Turned around and drove back after I saw the sign. (Don't forget to get your sticker at the nice visitor center). The interpretive signs are very well done and educational. The solitude and the sound...More

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank chippie1977
Reviewed July 6, 2016

We love the Big Bog board walk, especially the pitcher plants. Climbing the fire tower at the campground is a must, great views. We also rented kayaks and paddled the Tamarack River! Beautiful area!

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank MJB106
Reviewed June 29, 2016

This was kind of a strange place. We stopped on a terribly humid June day. The fire tower was right next to the visitor's center. We are trying to climb every fire tower in Minnesota, and this was by far the easiest, wide steps and...More

Date of experience: June 2016
Thank Ruth V
Reviewed February 24, 2016

Wonderful experience! We stayed in Camper Cabin 5, the last in the row of cabins and closest to the outhouse (about 40 feet, which is really nice in the middle of the night when it is cold outside!) Super cozy interior with a propane, faux...More

Date of experience: February 2016
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