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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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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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Nerstrand-Big Woods State Park

Name:Nerstrand – Big Woods State Park Year it became a State Park: 1945 Section of Minnesota: Central Nearby Town: Faribault Positives: Not too far from the cities. Powerful natural beauty. The Negatives: Nothing comes to mind. General Comments: This is … Continue reading

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Whitewater State Park

Name: Whitewater State Park Year it became a State Park: 1919. Section of Minnesota: South East (Prairie Farmland) Nearby Town: Elba Positives: Generally not crowded, spectacular views, relaxing place to camp. The Negatives: This place is known for its rattlesnake … Continue reading

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Jay Cooke State Park

Name:  Jay Cooke State Park Year it became a State Park: 1915 (Fifth in Minnesota) Section of Minnesota: North woods, Near Duluth Nearby Town: Cloquet Positives: In the beautiful valley of the St. Louis River. Close to Interstate Highway 35, … Continue reading

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