Schoolcraft State Park

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Schoolcraft State Park

This secluded north woods park is the perfect place to unwind. Quiet and peaceful, the trail system leads hikers through the virgin pine forest that includes a white pine more than 300 years old. Canoeists and anglers enjoy the gentle waters of the Mississippi River. A boat access, picnic area, canoe and drive-in campsites are available to visitors.

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Visitor Alert

Schoolcraft State Park Campground is CLOSED for the season. For additional information contact Scenic State Park The park will remain open for day use.

(Updated Nov. 21, 2017)

Park Notes

Virtual Tour

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State Forest Campgrounds

Schoolcraft 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.

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Park Highlights

tree Camping

tree Hiking

tree Canoeing

tree Picnicking

tree Fishing

tree Quiet Park/Great Relaxation


For information on this park, contact Scenic State Park at 218-743-3362.


9042 Schoolcraft Lane NE
Deer River, MN 56636

Mailing address:
Schoolcraft State Park
C/O Scenic State Park
56956 Scenic Highway 7
Bigfork, MN 56628

tel: 218-743-3362


Getting There

Take State Highway 6 to County Road 28 west (turns into 65 W), then north on County Road 74.