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Address: 55716 Hwy 72 NE, Waskish, MN 56685
Phone Number: 218-647-8592
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Don't just drive by, stop and take a hike on your long drive.

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
chippie1977
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Madison, Wisconsin
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Madison, Wisconsin
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 of the wind through the different parts of the bog were a treat. I look... More 

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Mankato, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars 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!

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Thank MJB106
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 safe for the kids. We are also used to only being able to look around... More 

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Thank Ruth V
Plymouth, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars 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 wood burning stove. Beds are clean but VERY firm. I think next time I might... More 

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Thank LSBW27
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23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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.

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Roseville, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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

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Lawrence
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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.

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Thank W4198XImaryb
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64 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
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 

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Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 244 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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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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