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21 Reviews of George Crosby Manitou State Park

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Tori K.The Dyrt PRO User
Reviewed Nov. 23, 2022

Primitive and Rustic Backpacking Sites

Great hike in site that had room for a couple small tents and hammocks if you have a small group. We were able to park just down the road from the sites (there is a small parking area really close to this little cluster of sites (see map photo) but it was full when we arrived. Hike in from the…

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Reviewed Aug. 14, 2022

Always a fave but trail was wiped out

Love this park. I have another review of a different site. BP13 is one of my faves—2.5-ish mile hike. The last 1/8 mile (trail that leads to sites 13-16 had a landslide earlier this year. The side of the hill was totally wiped out, as was the trail. You can get through but it is difficult and very…

Month of VisitSeptember
Ben K.
Reviewed Aug. 8, 2021

Great park, but okay site

George Crosby is one of my favorites state parks for hiking and river fishing!

The site we stayed at however was not so great. BP19 has an awesome location on a secluded hill above Benson lake.... But it only has two tiny tent pads (2p or smaller) that are both VERY slanted. The entire site is…

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SiteBP 19
Month of VisitSeptember


George Crosby Manitou State Park is located in Minnesota

Detail location of campground


Take State Highway 61 from Duluth to State Highway 1 to Finland. Or take State Highway 1 from Ely to Finland. At Finland, take Lake County Road 7 eight miles to the park entrance.


7616 Lake County Road 7
Silver Bay, MN 55614


47.47935798 N
91.12248328 W

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