Judge C. R. Magney State Park encompasses a total area of 4,643 acres of land that is located in Cook County in the state of Minnesota. The park’s entrance can be found on the scenic Minnesota State Highway 61 and approximately 25 miles from the US-Canadian border. The park was established in 1957 and is governed by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources.
Several attractions make this park an exceptional and intriguing place to visit. For example, visitors can marvel at several geological features, deep cultural history and the beautiful flora and fauna. Animals that can be viewed in Judge C.R. Magney State Park include black bears, white-tailed deer, moose, and timber wolves. Smaller animals include the red squirrel, woodchuck, snowshoe hare, and chipmunk.
Several bird species like chickadees, jays, nuthatches, and woodpeckers can also be spotted in the park. Besides the rich biota and other natural features in the park, Judge C. R. Magney State Park is also a favorite spot for visitors to enjoy a wide variety of other recreational activities including picnicking and learning experiences.
The amenities and conveniences available at the park to facilitate these activities include a park office, historic site, restaurant, WPA campsite, naturalist programs, firewood at the park office, two picnic areas, and public phones. Dogs are also allowed into Judge C. R. Magney State Park, but some rules must be kept to avoid being kicked out of the park.
For example, all dogs must always be leashed. The dog’s leash must have a maximum length of not more than six feet in length. If the dog is not leashed, then the pooch must be kept in a secure enclosure. Moreover, dog owners are expected to keep their dog well-behaved and to ensure that they clean up after their tail-wagger and dispose of the dog's poop in the right way.