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Big Bog State Recreation Area

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55716 Hwy 72 NE, Waskish, MN 56685
+1 218-647-8592
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Amazing Bog Board Walk

The Great Bog Board Walk starts at a pretty pond created by gravel mining and continues on for a... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2017
Tim K
Long Prairie, Minnesota
Interesting place

Walked out on the boardwalk into the bog. The signs along the way were interesting and... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2017
Aurora, Illinois
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55716 Hwy 72 NE, Waskish, MN 56685
+1 218-647-8592
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

The Great Bog Board Walk starts at a pretty pond created by gravel mining and continues on for a mile through the biggest bog in the U.S. There are miniature spruce and tamarack trees, strange ferns, carnivorous plants during the growing season and amazing views...More

Thank Tim K
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Walked out on the boardwalk into the bog. The signs along the way were interesting and informative. We enjoyed the walk (about a mile in and a mile out). Learned more about bogs than I ever knew.

Thank Fred0951
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Nice, easy hike for geocache. Clean, modern looking grounds. Staff was friendly. Tall fire tower to climb and get an amazing view.

Thank JW T
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

We came here for my Father's birthday weekend and stayed in campsite 6. It was a gorgeous and serene view from our camper to the Tamarac river that flows behind the campground. We even went fishing on a motorboat. We didn't catch anything to brag...More

Thank CassandraSz
Reviewed 10 September 2016

Bogs are awesome environments, and this one is no exception. Turned around and drove back after I saw the sign. (Don't forget to get your sticker at the nice visitor center). The interpretive signs are very well done and educational. The solitude and the sound...More

Thank chippie1977
Reviewed 6 July 2016

We love the Big Bog board walk, especially the pitcher plants. Climbing the fire tower at the campground is a must, great views. We also rented kayaks and paddled the Tamarack River! Beautiful area!

Thank MJB106
Reviewed 30 June 2016

This was kind of a strange place. We stopped on a terribly humid June day. The fire tower was right next to the visitor's center. We are trying to climb every fire tower in Minnesota, and this was by far the easiest, wide steps and...More

Thank Ruth V
Reviewed 24 February 2016

Wonderful experience! We stayed in Camper Cabin 5, the last in the row of cabins and closest to the outhouse (about 40 feet, which is really nice in the middle of the night when it is cold outside!) Super cozy interior with a propane, faux...More

Thank LSBW27
Reviewed 30 December 2015 via mobile

I have been here a few times it always a nice clean staff is always friendly. Cabins are new and sleep plenty.

1  Thank mark h
Reviewed 19 July 2015

There are 2 entrances. Go to both sites. Plastic like boardwalk. Terrific explanations about the fauna, bogs, etc. Many deerflies in parking lot & at beach. Great Visitor Center. We went up the fire tower. Great view. Swam in Upper Red Lake. Very shallow, so...More

1  Thank M M
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