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Address: Roseau, MN
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+1 218-425-7504
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A mix of forest and farmlands characterize this state park.

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A Short Visit

We stopped in to check out this park and were pleased to find north woods wilderness still exists. We hiked the bog walk and the dam area. The lake was beautiful and unspoiled by... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 July 2016
Carol L
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Anoka, Minnesota
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Anoka, Minnesota
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

We stopped in to check out this park and were pleased to find north woods wilderness still exists. We hiked the bog walk and the dam area. The lake was beautiful and unspoiled by humans. By the way- there were wild raspberries and blueberries to pick. Yummy! Don't forget the insect repellent. 🤗

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Thank Carol L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

The cabin at camp 3 here is wonderful. It's down a dirt road about a mile from the showers and everyone else. Completely secluded. The cabin is simple with two bunk beds, a table and benches, and a screen porch. No electricity. Vault toilet nearby. You get a pretty lake to yourself. There were turtles around for us to watch.... More 

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Thank Lisa B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

We are on a quest to see every state park in Minnesota. This is one of the more remote places we've journeyed to. We had the Timberland cabin, which is under nice old pines. Felt a little like Bear Head Lake. When we arrived no ranger on duty all week, so just make yourself at home, hope you don't need... More 

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Thank Ruth V
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

The lake is a great lake for kayaking, great sun sets and the cabin we stayed in is very nice! The only problem was the housekeeping in the bathrooms and especially the showers are very poor look like they haven't been cleaned with bleach in years! And the service is very poor... we wanted to rent a kayak and the... More 

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1 Thank Cody H
East Grand Forks, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015

Very scenic but the bugs during the summer will nearly drive you insane. I'm not kidding. I'm dead serious. Be sure to bring plenty of bug spray and a screen tent.

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2 Thank TJ M
Roseville, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2015

Not a very large park. Has a swimming beach. We didn't swim, but water seemed clear (no weeds washed ashore). Very buggy. Mosquitoes attacked immediately. Has a screened in large picnic shelter at beach. Very clear notice put up that there was a bear in the park. We hiked the Homestead Interpretive Trail, but there weren't any signs up to... More 

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1 Thank M M
Inver Grove Heights, United States
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2014

Hayes Lake State Park is a Great place to visit. This is one of the best state parks to visit. It maybe far up north but is is one of the prettiest places to visit in the fall. This park is so quite you will always have piece and quite. It has electric for campers and their is also other... More 

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Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2014

This little park doesn't have very private campgrounds. There isn't a lot of space seperating campsites. The dam is cool and the trails through the woods are secluded. Overall there isn't a lot to see here. It seems like a great lake to bring a canoe or some kayaks to. It was very buggy and rainy when we came through... More 

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1 Thank Justin B
Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2014

Great little state park. Hiked a few trails and of course over the dam but when we got to the forested area, we were swarmed by the mosquito's, but that was because it was early in the morning. Saw a few deer and lots of frogs along the route too.

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2 Thank DonkArizona
Roseau, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014 via mobile

We used to live a few miles from this park and loved to visit weekly. The park will need a state tag to visit but they are very reasonable (approx 30 for a year or 6-7 for a day/weekend pass). Boats are only allowed trolling motors so it's always a quiet getaway. The dock off the campground next to the... More 

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