Schoolcraft State Park is located in the Heartland region of Minnesota near Deer River and Grand Rapids.
How to Get to Schoolcraft State Park: Drive east from Deer River on Highway 2 for 2.5 miles. Turn right onto County Road 11, drive for 5 miles, then turn right on County Road 18. Drive for 2.8 miles; the road becomes 124th St. N.E. Continue for 0.6 miles to 88th St. Turn left and drive for 2 miles to Schoolcraft Lane N.E. Follow signs for 1 mile to the park entrance.
Schoolcraft State Park’s Natural Attractions: The park is situated along the Mississippi and Vermillion rivers. Waterfowl are attracted to the rivers, and migrating birds make a stop here during migration seasons.
Things to Do in Schoolcraft State Park: A picnic area near the hiking trail and alongside the Mississippi River has tables and grills. The gentle flow of the Mississippi River in this area will be a delight to canoeists and anglers. There is a boat access on the river.
There are 2 miles of hiking trails along the river that lead through virgin pine forest. The river shore offers views of native grasses, wild rice beds, and floating water lilies.
In winter, the trails are available for winter hiking. Snowshoeing is permitted throughout the park.
Camping in Schoolcraft State Park: There are 28 rustic campsites for tents and RVs. In addition, there is 1 canoe site and a tents-only group camp that can accommodate up to 50 people. Vault toilets and drinking water are available.Download our Minnesota State Parks E-book to take with you on your travels: Minnesota State Parks: From Afton to Zippel Bay
Schoolcraft Lane NE
Deer River, MN 56636
Schoolcraft State Park
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56956 Scenic Highway 7
Bigfork, MN 56628
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