Crow Wing State Park

3124 State Park Road
Brainerd, MN 56401


Explore prairie, pine, and hardwood forests. View the Mississippi River from historic and picturesque "Chippewa Lookout." Novice canoeists can paddle the calm waters of the Crow Wing and Mississippi Rivers. Crow Wing is a park rich in cultural history. In this area, a frontier town emerged to serve the needs of travelers and traders. The town died when the railroad chose to cross the river at Brainerd. Walk through the site of the Old Crow Wing Village for a sense of history. The park still has a section of the famous Woods Trail, which served ox cart traffic that carried supplies between St. Paul and the Red River settlements.

Park Highlights:

Scenic Hiking Trails
Historic Sites
Canoeing/Mississippi River
Great Wildlife Observation Opportunities


Drive-in Sites 59 Sites
Wooded sites offer nice shade. You must be able to back into sites.

Electric Sites 12 Sites

RV Length Limit 45 Feet
Length is measured from front of tow vehicle to rear of vehicle being towed.

Wheelchair Accessible Sites 2 Sites

Group Camp 1 Site - Accommodates up to 75 people
Site is located along the Mississippi River. Tents only - drive-in or canoe-in access is available. Tent trailers and RVs can be accommodated in the park lot adjacent to group campsite. Enclosed/screened picnic shelter, hand pump for water, and vault toilet are available. No showers.



Wheelchair Accessible .3 Mile
Inquire at park.

Self Guided .5 Mile
Near park office.

Hiking 18 Miles
Trails wind through Old Crow Wing townsite, along Mississippi River, through wooded areas. Great scenic trails.

Paved Bike Within 10 Miles
The park offers 6.5 miles of paved bike trail, which is the latest extension of the Paul Bunyan State Trail (115 total miles). The park is located at the southern trail head.

Boardwalk 300 Feet
Located at Old Crow Wing townsite. Wheelchair accessible.


Snowshoe Anywhere in the park

Recreation Facilities


Picnic Area 2 Picnic Areas
Located in shaded areas near the river. Wheelchair accessible.

Picnic Shelter Enclosed Shelter
Has electricity and indoor toilet facilities. Can be reserved by calling the park office. Wheelchair accessible.

Golf Course Less Than 10 Miles from park
Many courses in Brainerd area.


Water Source In the river.
Fishing In the river.
Swimming Beach Within 10 miles of the park
Boat Access Drive-in and carry-in.

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