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Scenic State Park

56956 Scenic Highway 7
Bigfork, MN 56628

218-743-3362

Scenic State Park With its pristine lakes, virgin pines, swimming beach, and wilderness-like setting, Scenic State Park is well deserving of its name. Here, visitors can hike the Chase Point Trail for hypnotic views of Coon and Sandwick Lakes and listen to the wind whistle through the giant pines. The park's overnight facilities include campsites (boat-in, drive-in, backpack), and a cabin. The historic lodge houses interpretive displays.

Park Highlights:

Camping
Hiking
Virgin Pines
Peaceful Setting
Fishing/Canoeing
Historic CCC Buildings

Camping

Drive-in Sites 93 Sites
There are two drive-in campgrounds at Scenic State Park. Chase Point campground is on a hill above the lake which can be accessed by steps that lead to a boardwalk. Non-electric sites in this campground have a moderate screening between sites. The electric sites are more open. Chase Point campground is closest to park office. The Lodge campground sites are predominantly open under a canopy of huge white pines. Lodge campground is closer to the beach and fishing pier.

Pull-Through Sites 21 Sites
These are the electric sites in the Chase Point campground.

Electric Sites 23 Sites
21 electric pull-through sites are located in the Chase Point campground. 2 electric back-in sites in Lodge campground.

RV Length Limit 39-90 Feet
Length is measured from front of tow vehicle to rear of vehicle being towed, and varies from 39' - 90'.

Wheelchair Accessible Sites 2 Sites
One in each campground. Each has an electric hookup.

Backpack Sites 2 Sites
These sites are located about 1.5 miles from the parking area. They are secluded and on a small lake. Bring in your own drinking water. Sites have a wilderness toilet only. It is not enclosed.

Canoe Sites 5 Sites
These sites can be accessed from Coon and Sandwick lakes. Four of these sites can also be accessed on foot, about a 2 to 2 1/2-mile hike from parking area. These are secluded, rustic sites. Wilderness toilets only. Ask at park for water availability.

Horse Camp Togo Horse Camp
Although the horse campground is not located in Scenic State Park, they are managed by the park. Trails connect the park to the horse camp in George Washington State Forest.

Group Camp 1 Site - Accommodates up to 60 people
Site is located on Lake of the Isles. Open area with scattered fire rings and picnic tables. Hand pump for water and vault toilets available. Tents, campers, and small trailers are permitted.

Trails

Summer

Self Guided 2 Miles
The Tell Lake and Chase Point trails have interpretive signs.

Hiking 14 Miles
These are easy to moderate trails that take you through wooded areas including a virgin pine forest. The Chase Point Trail is on an esker between Coon and Sandwick lakes.

Winter

Snowmobile 10 Miles
Park maintains 10 miles of groomed snowmobile trail.

Snowshoe Anywhere in park

Recreation Facilities

Summer

Picnic Area Adjacent To The Lodge
Area includes picnic tables, firerings, and vault toilets.

Picnic Shelter Enclosed Shelter
The Lodge is a historic Civilian Conservation Corps building and day-use facility. It is located in the picnic grounds and includes tables, a fireplace, interpretive displays, and has electricity. The shelter can be reserved by calling the park. Maximum capacity is 225 people and can host weddings, family reunions and picnics.

Water

Fishing Pier Wheelchair accessible
Swimming Beach Within the park

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