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Great visit

Came here with our Winnebago caravan group. Most of the people walked in the water. All had a... read more

Reviewed September 11, 2018
Iralgo
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Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
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Vacation

The lake has many features to it that can’t be seen from shore but taking the boat tour gave more... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2018
800lisay
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Reviewed June 3, 2013

Pristine lake where you can watch the Loons and Eagles. There is a tour boat that conducts great tours of the lake and the guides are great about pointing out wild life and other interesting things.

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Reviewed December 22, 2012

We really like to go here; we even took our friends from Denmark to see this. This is a very beautiful lake. At times during active tourist season it is very busy, but early or late season visitors will find it more peaceful.

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Reviewed October 1, 2012

The area is so beautiful. The visitor's center was closed, but thankfully, there was abundant covered outdoor plaques for reading any and all Mississippi River information, right where it all starts. The information told so much about The River, it's abundance, wildlife, culture. The park is open until pretty late. We took the short walk on a nice level, wide trail under tall foliage to the highlight...the start of the Mississippi River. Here it's a creek, you may walk across it, or on a log, or on the rocks. It may be one of the most photographed spots. There were many people, but just share the space and know it may be difficult to get pictures without extra people.
Watch the slippery rocks. My husband fell in. He's fine and I retrieved my keys. Supposedly, it's good luck to fall in. Hmm. We would love to return and spend more time in the large, plentiful Itasca State Park.

2  Thank Angell66
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Reviewed August 13, 2012

I was here as a kid and still remember it from 35 years ago! what a great place for everyone! We didnt stay long this trip...but did have the chance to cross the MISSISSIPPI and visit the Information Center! the numerous activiites that are available throughout the park are too numerous to mention! Bike rentals caught my eye! We even saw a riverboat guiding tour! Very relaxing a great time! Had lunch at the snack area! It was quick and light but very reasonably priced!

3  Thank Off2C
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Reviewed July 3, 2012

A new, two-decked tourboat, with on-board bathrooms and snack bar, makes the already very nice boat ride even better! Make sure to round up lots of passengers, though, because the boat can take several dozen, but won't leave if there are less than 15.

1  Thank BobMinneapolis_MN
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