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“Beautiful camping...with plenty of flying wildlife!”

Ranked #2 of 6 things to do in Roseau
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Owner description: A mix of forest and farmlands characterize this state park.
Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

This is a beautiful park. My hubby and I had a great time hiking and fishing, as well as relaxing in the peaceful dusk around the campfire. The campsite bunnies were friendly. Judging by the size of the bears we saw in trophy pictures, bunnies were not the only fat and happy wildlife in the area. Hubby carried a hatchet on our hikes just to be safe... Like it would have done any good! Lol. Remember to pack bug spay by the gallons. Minnesota mosquitoes are more ninja than bug. They hover around you until your bug spay wears off, then game on! One even HID in our luggage, and on the way home, popped out and attacked...two states away. But brave the pests - this campground is worth it. The staff was great, the grounds clean and peaceful with tons of green space and wilderness. Just know that if you rent one of the beautiful cabins, some only come with pit toilets and no water. But again, the peaceful mornings and rustic privacy make the cabin stay totally worth it! Families with any kids old enough to hike, fish, read quietly, or stargaze will love this camp. It is an outdoorsman's paradise. But if your family needs big city or electronic entertainment or sights, this probably isn't the best trip for you. It is also great for a quiet, relaxing romantic getaway.

3  Thank ESherman
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Reviewed January 21, 2013

Like to take kids here for swimming. The dam is interesting, but the trails can be pretty thick w/ mosquitoes. The geocaching here is fun! I only gave it four stars because there is an historical hiking trail there where you can visit old remnants of homesteads. Kids and I tried to find the trail, but weren't successful. We still had fun exploring along some other log roads and paths, but really would have liked to find the trail we set out to hike. We try to go here at least once a year. They have canoes, too!

3  Thank Kim K
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Reviewed July 5, 2012

Small lake, really nice and quiet, fishing is just ok, you won't catch any monsters. Swimming is fun. Overall just average

1  Thank Daniel C
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Reviewed February 2, 2012

This park is one of those unexpected gems in so called "out of the way places". Located adjacent to the Beltrami State Forest it affords greater opportunities for traveling well-groomed forest roads. A great place for fishing, swimming, picnicing, trail walking, bird watching, and camping, and in winter months for ice fishing, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and snowmobiling.
Dewey's store and gas station is conveniently located close to the park entrance.
Be aware that a daily or seasonal state permit is required for entry to and use of the park.

1  Thank Louis H
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