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!

Come enjoy the quite campground!

Schoolcraft's campground is closed for the season. Come and enjoy the feeling of having the river to yourself for a quiet paddle, or come for the birdwatching...both are great!

Last updated September 15, 2015

Park Notes

Be fascinated. Check out the naturalist programs and other activities scheduled at the park.

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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 Schoolcraft State Park.


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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.