Go down in history with a tour of the Hill Annex Iron Mine. On the 1 1/2-hour open pit mine tour, visitors make a spectacular descent into mining's past. Learn about the mine operation, the people who worked here, and where they came from. Discover marine fossils in northern Minnesota. Get a sense of the mine's deep, rich history. Learn how this National Historic Site played an important role in state, national, and world history.
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From Memorial Day to Labor Day, Hill Annex Mine State Park offers weekend fossil hunt tours and historic mine tours. Learn more.
State Forest Campgrounds:
Hill Annex Mine State Park also manages the Cottonwood Lake and Moose Lake campground and day-use areas inside the Bowstring State Forest. For information on these units, please contact the Scenic State Park office at (218) 743-3362.
Purchase a Minnesota State Parks Gift Card.
Don't move firewood!
Burning non-local firewood can spread invasive species, and it's against Minnesota state law. Learn more. Always buy your firewood at the park, or from an approved local vendor. Find firewood vendors for Hill Annex Mine State Park.
Get the Bird Checklist for Hill Annex Mine State Park.
Best time to contact the park:
Memorial Day - Labor Day: Friday - Saturday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Spring, Fall & Winter: Sunday through Thursday, call Scenic State Park at (218) 743-3362 for more information.
Hill Annex Mine State Park
C/O Scenic State Park
56956 Scenic Highway 7
Bigfork, MN 56628
tel: 218-247-7215 or 218-743-3362
Entrance to the park is on the north edge of Calumet along State Highway 169, halfway between Grand Rapids and Hibbing.