The George H. Crosby Manitou State Park spans about 6,682 acres of land located in Lake County in the state of Minnesota. The park also lies right between Tettegouche State Park and Temperance River State Park, which are on the North Shore of Lake Superior near the communities of Finland and Little Marais. The park itself lies along the Manitou River and has been intentionally left undeveloped to protect the pristine land and its assets, meaning if you and your pup want a truly wild adventure, you've found it!
This lovely state park got its name from George H. Crosby who donated 3,320 acres of land to the state, and after the Manitou River that runs through the park. One of the biggest attractions in this untouched and protected land is the flourishing flora and fauna. The park not only has plenty of tree species like Spruce, Northern Hardwoods, Cedar, and Fir, but there are also plenty of animals, including moose, timber wolf, black bear, red squirrel, golden eagle, beaver, Canadian lynx, kestrel, bald eagle, grey jay, white-tailed deer, snowshoe hare, hawk, marten, fisher, raccoon, grouse, and the peregrine falcon.
This Minnesota state park also offers visitors several amenities and comforts, including vault toilets, hiking trails, picnic areas, 21 backpack campsites, and a boat launch. The recreational activities that are most popular at this park include hiking, boating (no motors), snowshoeing, wildlife viewing, camping, lake and river fishing.
Dogs are undoubtedly allowed into the park, although dog owners are expected to follow some basic rules. Dog owners are expected to keep their pets on a leash that is no more than six feet in length and must clean up any waste left behind. Clean up bags and water are musts if you are going to spend any time in this uniquely untamed space.
Pack up your pup for the wildest adventure this side of the Manitou River, and head to the George H. Crosby Manitou State Park today!