Scenic State Park
With its pristine lakes, virgin pines, swimming beach, and wilderness-like setting, Scenic State Park is well deserving of its name. Here, visitors can hike the Chase Point Trail for hypnotic views of Coon and Sandwick Lakes and listen to the wind whistle through the giant pines. The park's overnight facilities include campsites (boat-in, drive-in, backpack), and a cabin. The historic lodge houses interpretive displays.
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Storm Damage Repairs
Scenic State Park experienced a major storm in August. All facilities are open. Trails are clear and can be hiked, but exercise caution as there is still tread repair and tree removal to do in some locations. The exception is the trail around the southeast end of Sandwick Lake to boat in sites 3 through 7. This trail is only cleared about halfway and still needs significant work. Thank you for your patience.
Chase Point Trail is being repaired. Visitors are welcome to hike the trail but the very end of the trail is closed until repairs are completed. Please stay behind the barriers for your safety and so repair work may progress.
November deer hunt
The park will have a special permit hunt from November 5 - 20. For more information, visit hunting in state parks.
2016 Reservations changes
(Updated Oct. 11, 2016)
Activities for Everyone:
We now offer Kids' Discovery Kits, Birding Kits, and Fishing Kits. Visitors can check these kits out at the park office for free. For more information contact the park office.
Camping and lodging available at the park:
Camping is available from April 1-November 23. See cabin details.
State Forest Campgrounds:
Scenic State Park also manages the Bear Lake, Larson Lake, Lost Lake, Owen Lake, Button Box, Thistledew, Cottonwood Lake, Togo Horse Camp and Moose Lake campgrounds inside the George Washington State Forest and Bowstring State Forests. For information on these units, please contact the Scenic State Park office at (218) 743-3362.
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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 Scenic State Park.
Bird Checklist at Scenic State Park
Memorial Day Weekend - Labor Day Weekend:
9:30 am - 6 pm
September 2 - October 20:
8:30 am - 4 pm Fri - Sat; 8:30 am - 4 pm intermittently Mon - Thurs
Winter office hours:
9 am - 4 pm intermittently
56956 Scenic Highway 7
Bigfork, MN 56628
Located 7 miles east of Bigfork on County Road 7. Also 32 miles north of Hwy 169.