Category Archives: East Coast Parks

Judge C. R. Magney State Park

Name: Judge C.R. Magney Park Year it became a State Park: 1957 Section of Minnesota: Upper North Shore. Nearby Town: Grand Marais, Grand Portage Positives: It’s a North Shore Park. And it has an impressive waterfall. The Negatives: There’s no … Continue reading

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Banning State Park

Name: Banning State Park Year it became a State Park: 1963 Section of Minnesota: East Central Nearby Town: Sandstone, Hinckley Positives: Perfect woods and river. Not too far or too close to the Twin Cities or Duluth. Negatives: None come … Continue reading

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John Latsch State Park

Name: John Latsch State Park   Year it became a State Park: 1925 Section of Minnesota: Mississippi River, East Coast Nearby Town: Winona Positives: The view and the woods. The Negatives: Very small, no maps, no camping. General Comments: If you’d … Continue reading

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Afton State Park

Name: Afton State Park Year it became a State Park: 1969 Section of Minnesota: Twin Cities Nearby Town: Afton Positives: Right On The Beautiful St. Croix River The Negatives: No Drive Up Camping General Comments: This park has pleasant drives, … Continue reading

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Frontenac State Park

Name: Frontenac State Park Year it became a State Park: 1957 Section of Minnesota: East Coast, Mississippi River Nearby Town: Red Wing, Pepin Positives: Beautiful Views of the River, Pleasant Camping, Perfect hikes. The Negatives: Nothing comes to mind. General … Continue reading

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Split Rock Lighthouse State Park

Name: Split Rock Lighthouse State Park Year it became a State Park: 1945 Section of Minnesota: North Shore – Arrowhead Nearby Town: Beaver Bay Positives: It’s on Lake Superior! The biggest lake in the world! It has the world famous … Continue reading

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Gooseberry State Park

Name: Gooseberry Falls State Park Year it became a State Park: 1937 Section of Minnesota: North Shore Nearby Town: Two Harbors Positives: It’s got great falls, very nice trails, a beautiful slice of the shoreline. Make sure you check out … Continue reading

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