The Franz Jevne State Park is a 118-acre Minnesota state park located in Koochiching County. Access to the park can be found east of Birchdale on State Highway 11. The Franz Jevne family donated the land where the park sits to the state, and the park was later established by the Minnesota Legislature in 1967.
There are several attractions that make this state park a magnificent place to visit. The park offers scenic views of Ontario and the Rainy River, and is situated between International Falls and Baudette. There are also short tracks and a boat launch that offer easy access to the river which is popular among anglers. Some of the fish that can be caught in the river include walleyes, northerns, small mouth bass, and sturgeon. Other animal species that can be found in the park include timber wolf, beaver, and moose. Additionally, there are several bird species that can be found in the park especially along the Rainy River. Some of the popular bird species include woodpeckers, pelicans, bald eagles, and songbirds. While these animals are simply pawrific to see, be sure to keep your pup leashed throughout for their, and the wildlife's safety!
This state park is a great place for visitors to participate in recreational activities like camping, boating, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing. Some of the amenities include pit toilets, drive-in and walk-in campsites, ski trails, woofderful hiking trails, a boat launch, picnic area, and a picnic shelter.
Dogs are allowed into Franz Jevne State Park, but ensure that your pooch is always under your immediate control and is well-behaved. Be sure to bring water for your thirsty pooch, especially if you are going to wander on the trails through forests of jack pine and birch.
Spend a quiet afternoon among the trees, or camp for the weekend with your outdoor pup at the Franz Jevne State Park!