Schoolcraft State Park
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is located in the Heartland region of Minnesota near Deer River and Grand Rapids.
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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.
quiet and relaxing 222-acre state park is named for Henry Schoolcraft, the
explorer who searched the area for the source of the Mississippi River.
you prefer “just the basics” camping with lots of privacy, this park is for
you. Even during the busiest camping months of the year, you may find few other
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
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
In winter, the
trails are available for winter hiking. Snowshoeing is permitted throughout the
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.
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More Attractions in This Region: Visit Grand Rapids
and stop in at the Forest History Center, a living history museum that includes a replica of a 1900s logging camp. Don’t miss the Judy Garland Museum and, if you have kids, the Children’s Discovery Museum.
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