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3,400 acres. George H. Crosby Manitou State Park is located in northeastern Minnesota. Notable here is the scenic Manitou River, which crosses the park through a rugged river gorge.

I There are rock outcrops, old lava flows, waterfalls, and a glacial lake. Among the park’s wildlife are black bear, moose, white-tailed deer, and timber wolf.

Activities: This is a place for backpackers and hikers, with 23 miles of trails. Eleven miles of trails are suitable for cross-country skiing in the winter. Snowshoeing is also possible.

Camping Regulations: Twenty-one backpack campsites are scattered alongside the Manitou River and around Bensen Lake. Camping is restricted to these sites. Visitors must register at the park office. Campfires are allowed in established fire rings.

For Further Information: George H. Crosby Manitou State Park, Box 482, Finland, MN 55603; (218)226-3539.

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