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Scenic State Park

Bigfork, MN
+1 218-743-3362
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Recently went camping with my wife found the camping spots to be nice beautiful lake to hike around... read more

Reviewed 19 July 2017
Mark B
Two Harbors, Minnesota
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Boreal Forest and Lakes

Scenic State Park was set aside to protect some of the last old growth forest in Minnesota. Here... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2017
Lake Elmo, Minnesota
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Popular for its beach, fishing pier and red and white pines.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good44%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“white pine” (3 reviews)
“nice lake” (2 reviews)
“great fishing” (2 reviews)
Bigfork, MN
+1 218-743-3362
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Reviewed 19 July 2017 via mobile

Recently went camping with my wife found the camping spots to be nice beautiful lake to hike around listen to the loons etc a few bugs but tolerable the only down side were the restrooms and showers were not very clean other than that a...More

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 24 June 2017

Scenic State Park was set aside to protect some of the last old growth forest in Minnesota. Here you can see giant white pine, red pine, white spruce, paper birch and many more. Two large lakes are separated by Chase Point which harbors a wonderful...More

Thank OneAddictedTraveler
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We walked the Chase Point trail, Fairly easy hike and beautiful, we were excited to see the old growth trees.

1  Thank JCW2003
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Beautiful trail at this campground called Chase Point trail. It runs between two lakes on a raised up narrow stretch of land called an Esker. It is filled with Red and White pine. Gorgeous views. Beautiful sunsets. We camped here 5 nights in a travel...More

1  Thank MGM777
Reviewed 11 August 2016

Scenic is beautiful! Spent 3 nights in late July. The lake is awesome. Great fishing. Our campsite (#7) was awesome, but there are a few sites I wouldn't want to have, with very little privacy and close to the questionable bathrooms, so book early and...More

2  Thank dbro1973
Reviewed 10 August 2016

We only had time to hike the Chase Point trail but that was an excellent choice on a hot day. The placement of much of the trail on the esker, or ridge peninsula meant there were nice breezes and few bugs. We wish we had...More

1  Thank BBandS
Reviewed 20 June 2016 via mobile

We just spent a night here passing through in our RV. We were in the first section and don't know what the the other/2nd Campground looked like. It's right along a nice lake and the whole Campground is in the trees. You can hardly see...More

1  Thank Tony K
Reviewed 14 March 2016

I have motorcycle camped here twice. Once with a reservation and once as a walk-up. Both times I got a great campsite. The park itself is beautiful. Coon Lake is always very quiet and peaceful and there is a boardwalk right down by the water...More

1  Thank sheffib32
Reviewed 9 October 2015

Scenic is one of our favorite MS State Parks, but it's starting to show it's age and the boardwalk is needing updating/replacing in places, and not just the part that was taken out by a fallen tree earlier this summer. Nice hiking, nice swimming &...More

1  Thank ABHS651
Reviewed 1 October 2015

Gorgeous park in northern Minnesota. Beautiful lakes; kayak rentals available. I camped at the Chase Point campground, and the sites were nicely separated and shady. My campsite, which was reservable, was right across the road from the shore of Coon Lake--amazing views of moonrise and...More

1  Thank Carolyn S
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Julie G
13 August 2015|
Response from akmn |
There is a decent sized grocery store in Bigfork which is less than 10 mins drive from the park.